Serpentovirus (Reptile nidovirus) - RT-qPCR
Days test started:
Specimen Type/VolumeSwab or tissue.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolCollect swabs with virus transport medium (VTM). Tissue in leakproof container.
Lung and distal trachea collected at the time of postmortem is the preferred sample for testing deceased snakes, while deep tracheal swabs or trans-tracheal lung lavage samples are preferred for testing clinical cases. Please use VTM swabs.