List of Infectious Disease QPCRs

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 These times can be subject to change (e.g. for Bank holidays).

Infectious Disease QPCR Submission Turnaround Time
Bordetella bronchiseptica (Canine/Feline) Throat swab or trach wash, BAL 5-7 working days
Canine and Feline Parvovirus (Panleucopenia) **NEW**
Faecal sample, tongue swab, tissues including gut or lymphoid
5-7 working days
Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)  **NEW** 0.5ml EDTA blood, serum, CSF, conjunctival swab, nasal swab, genital swab, urine, transtracheal wash/bronchoalveolar lavage and tissues 5-7 working days
Canine haemoplasmas
Detects and quantifies two canine haemoplasma species
0.5ml EDTA blood 3-5 working days
Chlamydia felis Dry or VTM conjunctival swab 3-5 working days
Feline Calicivirus (FCV) Dry or VTM oropharyngeal swab 3-5 working days
Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) **UPDATED INFORMATION** Fresh Faeces (2-5ml)* to assess FCoV shedding status (not for FIP diagnosis) Effusion, tissue or CSF as a diagnostic aid for FIP 5-7 working days
Feline haemoplasmas
Detects and quantifies three feline haemoplasma species
0.5ml EDTA blood 3-5 working days
FeLV DNA (provirus) 0.5ml EDTA blood or bone marrow aspirate collected into EDTA 3-5 working days
FeLV RNA (virus) Oropharyngeal (i.e. saliva) swab or 0.5ml EDTA blood 3-5 working days
Feline herpesvirus (FHV) Dry or VTM conjunctival/oropharyngeal swab 3-5 working days
FIV DNA (provirus)
 
0.5ml EDTA blood
 
3-5 working days
Mycoplasma sp (canis & cynos) Throat swab, ocular swab, trach wash or BAL, CSF, synovial or pleural fluid 3-5 working days
Mycoplasma felis Throat swab, ocular swab, trach wash or BAL, CSF, synovial or pleural fluid 3-5 working days
Neospora caninum CSF or tissue 5-7 working days
Poxvirus **NEW** Scab, tissue or airway wash 5-7 working days
Toxoplasma gondii CSF, BAL, effusion or tissue 5-7 working days
Tritrichomonas foetus Fresh Faeces (2-5ml)* 5-7 working days

*Please ensure that no cat litter is present. Samples should be kept refrigerated and sent directly to our laboratory.

Faecal samples for Tritrichomonas foetus QPCR are less stable than many other sample types: to ensure the best results possible, samples should ideally be received in the laboratory within 3 days of sampling, although positive results have been obtained after lengthier delays.

Care should be taken to mix blood efficiently as the efficacy of the tests will be reduced if clotting occurs. Samples should be submitted in a leak-proof secondary container within in a sealed, padded (Jiffy) bag with a submission form. If samples are being sent from abroad please use the DEFRA import licences.

The delivery address for samples is:

Diagnostic Laboratories
Langford Vets
Churchill Building
Langford House
Langford
Bristol
BS40 5DU UK

Please ensure that all the sample tubes are double wrapped and that absorbent material is included in the inner wrapping to minimise the risk of contamination.