The accuracy of a medical diagnosis begins with two key components:
Viral samples can rapidly decay if not stored appropriately during transport. This is why it’s vital to select the right viral transport media.
Specimen collection basics
-If the samples cannot be sent within 24 hours, freeze them at -70˚C to -80˚C if possible
-Do not freeze samples for virus isolation at -20˚C
What types of specimens are collected for viral diagnosis?
All specimens should be collected immediately upon the onset of clinical symptoms or the death of the animal.
*Note: When requesting antibody titers, send paired samples for the most accurate results.