Parainfluenza 3 Virus (PI3) PCR

Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Fee: $38.50

Turnaround Time: 1 – 2 business days

Days Test Started: Wednesday, Friday

Species: Bovine, Caprine, Ovine, Other




Minimum Amount


Sealed, Leakproof container or WhirlPak

Several samples of lesioned lung.

Tracheobronchial Lymph Node

Sealed, Leakproof container or WhirlPak

Nasal or Nasopharyngeal Swab

Viral Transport Medium/Leakproof Tube

Tracheobronchial lavage

Viral Transport Medium/Leakproof Tube

Collection Information

GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
REFRIGERATION - Refrigerate all samples until shipment. SWABS: 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 in a sterile, leakproof tube with 0.5 ml sterile saline/PBS. Any bacterial swab system (Amies agar, with or without charcoal) is unacceptable and will not be tested. Refrigerate sample(s) until shipment.

Shipping Information

SWAB - Ship swabs in a sealed container with the appropriate media or in the proper commercial swab transport device. 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
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
FRESH TISSUES - If shipping different tissue types, clearly label each container with owner and animal ID (if applicable) and sample/tissue type. Double bag ALL fresh tissues.

Additional Information
Also available as part of the Bovine Respiratory Virus Screen PCR (BRSV, IBR, PI3, BCV, BVD)

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