Canine Adenovirus-1 (CAdV-1) PCR
Section: Molecular Diagnostics
Turnaround Time: 1-2 business days
Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
Sealed Leakproof Tube
Sealed Leakproof Tube
Sealed, Leakproof Container or WhirlPack
Purple Top Vacutainer (EDTA)
Fetal Tissue (Lung, Liver, Spleen)
Sealed, Leakproof Container or Whirlpak
GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
REFRIGERATION - Refrigerate all samples until shipment.
EDTA BLOOD - Collect blood in an appropriate vacutainer tube, making sure to meet minimum quantity.
SWAB (fecal, respiratory, tissue, purulent) - Synthetic (Dacron/polyester) swabs are recommended. Swabs should be placed in a viral transport system (examples: Viral Culturette, Becton Dickinson; Universal Transport Medium, Copan Diagnostics) or a sterile, leakproof tube with 0.5 ml sterile. Please only utilize bacterial culturette systems for bacterial culture.
FRESH TISSUES - Collect tissues in sterile/clean containers (plastic jars or sealable plastic bags). Separate tissues in different containers and label with tissue type, animal ID, and owner name.
FETUS/FETAL TISSUES - Refrigerate and store the body until it can be delivered to the lab for necropsy. Deliver to ADDL for necropsy as soon as possible to minimize autolysis. Remember to collect and submit placenta (cotyledonary, NOT amniotic).
OVERNIGHT - Ship overnight in an insulated shipper with ice packs (pack absorptive material to collect moisture) DO NOT SHIP OVER THE WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY - NO SATURDAY DELIVERY
LEAKS - Ensure all samples are in leakproof packages and clearly labeled with Tissue Type/Animal ID/Owner Name. Include absorptive material to collect any leaks - double bag any fresh tissues.
PAPERWORK - Package paperwork separately in a waterproof, sealable plastic bag. Ensure paperwork is complete and specimens are labeled for easy matching. If you are using CF.755 Multiple Animal Continuation Form, please include a hard copy and email a copy to email@example.com.
EDTA BLOOD - Package blood tubes in a blood tube box or wrap them securely with a paper towel or bubble wrap to provide protection.
SWAB - Ship swabs in a sealed container with the appropriate media or the proper commercial swab transport device.
FRESH TISSUES - If shipping different tissue types, clearly label each container with the owner and animal ID (if applicable) and sample/tissue type. Double bag ALL fresh tissues.
FETUS/FETAL TISSUES - Double bag body if shipping through a courier service. Ship placenta in a separate leakproof plastic bag.
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