LIC | Sampling Options


Sampling and Collection Options

Tissue samples

The easiest way to take BVD samples from your calves and bulls. 
The Allflex Tissue Sampler comes with everything you need to take a tissue sample for BVD testing.
Tissue samples cannot be used for Antibody ELISA or Freemartin testing.

 

Blood samples

Blood samples allow you to conduct multiple tests on the one sample.
Contact your local vet or AsureQuality on 0508 001 122 to arrange for sampling.

 

For more information see LIC Diagnostics Contact Details & Order Forms

 


Sample Collection

Sample collection and storage requirements depend on the type of test you are requesting and the type of sample you are submitting.

Tests Appropriate sample collection Appropriate sample storage
BVD PCR 10ml EDTA purple top tube or red top serum sample. RNA is unstable so samples should be submitted asap and must be refrigerated if stored. 
BVD Antigen ELISA
  • For tissue samples refer to the Genemark Punch instructions enclosed with the GeneMark Punch Kit for directions on taking samples.
Samples should be submitted asap and chilled if stored
  • For blood samples 10ml EDTA purple top tube or red top serum sample.
  • Milk samples can be taken from Herd Test samples or  individual samples can be collected during normal milking.
BVD Antibody ELISA 10ml EDTA purple top tube or red top serum sample. Milk samples can be taken from Herd Test samples or  individual samples can be collected during normal milking. Samples should be submitted asap and chilled if stored
EBL ELISA, Johnes ELISA, IBR ELISA 10ml EDTA purple top tube or red top serum sample. Samples should be submitted asap and chilled if stored
Freemartin 10ml EDTA purple top tube. Samples should be submitted asap and chilled if stored
A2 Tissue sample preferred.  Refer to the GeneMark Punch instructions enclosed with the GeneMark Punch Kit for directions on taking samples. 10ml EDTA purple top tube. Samples should be submitted asap and chilled if stored
DNA Parentage Tests Tissue sample preferred.  Refer to the Genemark Punch instructions enclosed with the GeneMark Punch Kit for directions on taking samples. 10ml EDTA purple top tube. Samples should be submitted asap and chilled if stored

 

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