EEEHorse


Eastern Equine Encephalitis (Horse) – PCR

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Procedure:   MMB0026A

CPT: N/A  


Eastern Equine Encephalitis (Horse) – PCR
Synonym(s): EEE, horse, avian, tissue culture isolate
Requisition Form N/A
Test Description Real-time PCR for EEE
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Non-Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
  • Horse Brain Tissue
  • Avian Swab
  • Tissue Culture Isolate
Minimum Volume/Size Required

Horse Brain Tissue

  • 200µL

Avian Swab

  • Swab

Tissue Culture Isolates

  • 140 µL
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

Horse Brain Tissue

  • Processed by the Arbovirus-Entomology Team

Avian Swab

  • Submitted from Zoonosis epidemiologist

Tissue Culture Isolates

  • Submitted by the Arbovirus-Entomology Team
Transport Medium

Horse Brain Tissue

  • In-house infection media

Tissue Culture Isolates

  • In-house infection media
Specimen Labeling Specimen identification must match specimen submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Specimens must be received on ice.
Method Real-time PCR
Turn-around Time 48 business hours
Interferences/Limitations

Only samples positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis will produce a positive result 

Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient specimen
  • Improperly stored and/or
  • Failure to meet shipping/transportation guidelines 
Additional Information N/A
   

Last updated July 9, 2020