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Virology

Effective October 9,  2013

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions, except rabies tests.  All fees are in US $.

 

Note on days tested and turnaround times:  Samples must be received at least 1 business day before the scheduled testing day.  New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin.  Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time.  If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

 

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information.

 

 

Aquaculture Virus Inspection
Fee:  
204.00 per lot per cell line (60 fish)

Specimen:

live or freshly dead fish

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-W
Turnaround Time:

14-28 days (see comments)
Comments: For larger lots, contact lab for information and pricing. Turnaround time is 14 days for OIE inspection and 28 days for Blue Book inspection.  Results obtained after completion of two passages in cell cultures are deemed FINAL.

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BVD Antigen Capture ELISA (ACE)
Fee:  5.25

Specimen:

1 cm x 1 cm ear tissue (1/2 inch notching pliers)

Shipping Container:

6 or 10 ml red top tube (no additive or gel)

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

W
Turnaround Time:

2-8 bus. days
Comments: For individual testing of ear notch samples only. See Molecular Diagnostics for BVD ear notch pooled testing.

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Chronic Wasting Disease-CWD (ELISA) 
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

medial retro-pharyngeal lymph node

Shipping Container:

whirl-pacs, inside insulated mailer with adequate coolant

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

seasonal
Turnaround Time:

up to 30 days, depending on number of samples submitted
Comments: Samples should be refrigerated or frozen.

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Rabies Exam
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

head or whole brain

Shipping Container:

sealed, leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. days
Comments: See the Rabies home page for more information on submitting for this test.  After the brain samples are collected at the VDL, staff at the Minnesota Department of Health perform the fluorescent antibody test.

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Virus Isolation (Avian - In Embryonated Eggs)
Fee:  
34.00

Specimen:

tissue, swabs, etc.

Shipping Container:

plastic tube or plastic bag

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

T
Turnaround Time:

21-28 days or more if blind passages are needed (see comments)
Comments: Turnaround time will change if any case(s) have to be reinoculated for any reason. See Appendix A for a list of cell types used to isolate viruses.

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Virus Isolation (Fish)
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

tissue

Shipping Container:

plastic tube or plastic bag

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

T-W
Turnaround Time:

4-28 days
Comments: See Appendix A for a list of cell types used to isolate viruses.  Results obtained after the completion of two passages in cell cultures are deemed FINAL.

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Virus Isolation (Mammalian)
Fee:  
34.00 each cell line

Specimen:

tissue, swabs, feces or buffy coat

Shipping Container:

plastic tube or plastic bag

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

F
Turnaround Time:

14 days or more if blind passages are needed
Comments: See Appendix A for a list of cell types used to isolate viruses.

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Virus Isolation (Swine Influenza Virus)
Fee:  
34.00 each cell line

Specimen:

tissue, swabs, etc.

Shipping Container:

plastic tube or plastic bag

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

T-Th

Turnaround Time:

14-21 days or more if blind passages are needed
Comments: See Appendix A for a list of cell types used to isolate viruses.

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Virus Isolate Send Out (Preparation & Shipping)
Fee:  99.25

Specimen:

isolate

Shipping Container:

 

Coolant:

 

Days Tested:

as requested
Turnaround Time:

7-14 bus. days
Comments: Once ready, isolates are shipped M-Th from the laboratory.  No shipping on Fridays.

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Virus Titration - Swine Influenza Virus (SIV), Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Virus
Fee:  86.00

Specimen:

virus isolate or sample

Shipping Container:

styrofoam

Coolant:

frozen gel packs  

Days Tested:

on request as needed
Turnaround Time:

two weeks
Comments: In case of 6 or more samples, the turnaround time will increase.

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