Quick Reference
Sample Submissions
The following are suggestions for etiologic agents to consider when determining diagnostic procedures to request related to specific disease syndromes. While not comprehensive, it will offer guidelines for choosing appropriate diagnostic samples to submit for specific tests.
It is advisable to submit freshly dead or symptomatic, untreated whole animal carcasses for a complete post mortem examination. In addition to the chilled fresh samples listed, it is usually advisable to submit formalin-fixed tissues for histopathologic examination. For questions concerning any diagnostic procedure, call the Purdue ADDL located on Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette, IN at (765)494-7440 or the Heeke ADDL located in Dubois, IN at (812)678-3401.
Key
AGID
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Agar gel immunodiffusion
CF
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Complement fixation
ELISA
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Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
EM
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Electron microscopy
FA
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Fluorescent antibody
IFA
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Indirect fluorescent antibody
PCR
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Polymerase chain reaction
VI
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Virus isolation
VN
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Virus neutralization
Abortion References
AgentSpecimenProcedure
Brucella ovis Fetal thoracic/peritoneal fluidSerology
Brucella ovis Placenta, fetal lung, liver, stomach fluidCulture
Brucella ovis SerumSerology
Campylobacter Fetal liver, kidneyCulture
Chlamydia Placenta, liverPCR
Coxiella Placenta, lung, liver, lymph node, spleenCulture (sent to NVSL), PCR at  ADDL
Leptospira Urine, liver, kidney, placentaPCR
Leptospira SerumSerology
Other bacteriaPlacenta, fetal organsCulture
Streptococcus zooepidemicus Placenta, fetal lung, liver, kidneyCulture