Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VS) - Indiana VN
Turnaround Time: 1-2 weeks, advance notification of submissions will decrease turnaround time
Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday
Species: Bovine, Equine, Porcine
Red top Vacutainer tube or equivalent
0.5 – 1 ml*
GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
REFRIGERATION - Refrigerate all samples until shipment.
SERUM - Collect blood in a red top or tiger top blood tube. Allow the sample to clot at room temperature before centrifuging or refrigerating. Serum may be submitted in a spun down tiger top or poured off after spinning into a secondary tube. If submitting specimens from multiple animals, 1) label each tube sequentially (e.g., 1, 2, 3…) to correspond to the specimen/animal order on the submission form; 2) for each specimen, list animal IDs on submission form; and, 3) if >10 animals per submission, please submit an electronic spreadsheet with animal IDs (in sequential order) – this will facilitate accessioning and data entry, reducing turn-around time.
OVERNIGHT - Ship overnight in an insulated shipper with ice packs (pack absorptive material to collect moisture) DO NOT SHIP OVER THE WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY - NO SATURDAY DELIVERY
SERUM - Package blood tubes in a blood tube box or wrap securely with paper towel or bubble wrap to provide protection.
Additional InformationRequest tests on the Serology submission form. Notify the lab before sending more than 4 samples. Advance notification of sample submissions of any number may decrease the test turn around time.
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