Contagious ecthyma (Orf) PCR

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Molecular Diagnostics Mon-Fri 1-6 days
Price: $60.00
Detection of Orf virus (causative agent of contagious ecthyma) by real-time PCR.
Specimens Required
  • 1 g fresh, frozen, or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE)  scab or vesicular skin lesion 
  • Lesion swab (plastic/synthetic swabs preferable. Do not submit swabs in agarose media or calcium alginate swabs, since those inhibit PCR)
  • Cell cultures or supernatants from cell cultures suspected as being infected with Orf virus
Sampling Requirements
Cell cultures, swabs, tissues: sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container.

For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
Leak-proof plastic bag or container.
Packing Instructions
Label all samples. Store refrigerated. Ship overnight on cold packs in an insulated container.

For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Special Instructions
Ordering Instructions
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.
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