Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus Viral Culture
|WADDL - Pullman||Aquatic Health||Mon-Fri||29 days|
To detect filterable, replicating agent associated with Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV) using cell culture.
Sample type can be dependent on local regulations and/or fish size/age. Sample types include, but are not limited to the following: kidney/spleen, viscera, pyloric caeca, mid-sections, whole fry and/or ovarian fluid. Consult local regulations or the laboratory for specimen requirements.
Sample moribund fish preferentially; thereafter, select healthy fish randomly. Dead fish are not sampled (postmortem contamination). Sample brood stocks at spawning, and older fish preferentially.
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Submit tissue samples in Whirl-Pak bags; ovarian fluids should be collected in tubes with leak-resistant caps.
Place samples in a sealed plastic bag to prevent moisture entry and sample-to-sample contamination. Ship chilled in an insulated cooler with ice packs.
For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Submission of up to 5 fish per sample pool for virology testing recommended.
Order one test per sample submitted.
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.