Myxobolus cerebralis Pepsin Trypsin Digest, X-large Head

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Aquatic Health Mon-Fri 29 days
Price: $97.50
To detect Myxobolus cerebralis spores in fish cranial cartilage by cartilage digestion and spore concentration. 
Specimens Required
Half heads, whole heads, core sample, skull sections fresh or frozen. Acceptable specimen type dependent on state regulations.
Sampling Requirements
Half/Whole head: Head cut caudal to opercula.
Skull sections: A triangle-shaped wedge cut posterior to the orbit at the dorsal surface almost to the ventral edge of the opercula.

Core sample: sample is taken by inserting a biopsy or boring tool (at least 19mm diameter; boring drill bit or sharpened pipe fitted to a drill work well) into the dorsal surface of the head just posterior to the eyes and forcing it ventrally until it penetrates into the mouth.

For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
Sent in ziplock bag or pooled up to 5 fish in whirlpak/ziplock bags.
Packing Instructions
Ship in insulted cooler or styrofoam shipper on ice packs.

For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Special Instructions
Acceptable specimen type for health certification purposes is dependent on state requirements. Please contact state regulatory authority or WADDL if unsure which specimen type is appropriate. 
More information available at AFS-Bluebook Section 2, Chapters 2.2 and 5.2.
Ordering Instructions
Small digest test is ordered to small head specimens that will be processed and digested as half heads and that do not require blending.

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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