|Test Description||Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) that looks for
the presence of bluetongue virus antigen.
|Sample Type||Blood (2 ml), spleen (50 g), lung (50 g)|
|Container||EDTA (lavender tube) for blood
Leak-proof primary container for tissue
|Special Submission Instructions||Tissue must be fresh, not in formalin.
Ship with cold packs.
|Turnaround time||1 – 3 business days|