EEEV Testing/Sample Validation

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Virology Laboratory

The Virology Laboratory at AHDC is working with USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, IA to complete validation of whole blood EDTA as a specimen type for EEEV detection by RT-PCR. Please include whole blood EDTA when submitting antemortem samples (e.g. CSF and serum) for EEEV diagnosis. An RT-PCR test will be performed on the whole blood EDTA sample at no cost to the client.