Equine influenza matrix PCR
|WADDL - Pullman||Molecular Diagnostics||Mon-Fri||1-9 days|
Detection of Influenza matrix gene, common to all influenza A viruses, including equine influenza, by real-time PCR.
- Deep nasal or pharyngeal swab (plastic/synthetic swabs preferable. Do not submit swabs in agarose media or calcium alginate swabs, since those inhibit PCR)
- 1 g fresh or frozen lung or distal trachea tissue
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Tissues, swabs, washes: sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container.
Label all samples. Store refrigerated. Ship overnight on cold packs in an insulated container.
For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
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.