OSU lab offers free testing for swine viruses

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory provides testing for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and swine delta coronavirus, the causative agents of swine enteric coronavirus diseases. The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will test your affected animals for these viruses at no charge to you if:

  • Pigs have clinical signs consistent with infection by these viruses.
  • The facility at which the pigs are located has a premises identification number.

In addition, follow-up surveillance testing at facilities with confirmed swine enteric coronavirus disease cases will be provided at no charge to the client.

The test provided by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will also detect transmissible gastroenteritis virus and porcine rotavirus, infections having clinical signs similar to those caused by the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and the swine delta coronavirus.

NOTE: If you do not currently have a premises identification number, please contact the Office of the State Veterinarian, Oregon Department of Agriculture.

If your pigs have signs consistent with swine enteric coronavirus diseases and you want to utilize this free service, then:

  • Collect 2–3 grams of fresh feces, fecal swab, small intestine, intestinal contents or intestinal scraping in a sealed, leak-proof container. Gloves are not acceptable. Place the specimens on ice packs and ship or deliver to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory within 24 hours for delivery by Friday. No weekend deliveries accepted. (Note: A valid premises identification number must be provided for this service.)
  • Deliver to:
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    Oregon State University
    Magruder Hall 134
    Corvallis, OR 97331-4801
  • Request the "Porcine PEDV-SDCoV-TGEV-PRV RT-PCR Panel."

Turnaround time is one or two business days.

We highly recommend consulting your local veterinarian if you suspect infection of your animals by these viruses.

If you and your veterinarian determine a need, we will forward positive porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and swine delta coronavirus specimens to another AAVLD-accredited laboratory for sequencing. (Fees will be assessed for sequencing services.)

For additional information, including access to Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory accession forms and instructions for proper shipping of specimens, please visit the College of Veterinary Science website or phone us at (541) 737-3261.

Previously titled
OSU Diagnostic Lab Test for PED Virus

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