Turkey Coronavirus ELISA
The West Lafayette ADDL is now offering an ELISA test for
Turkey Coronavirus (TCV). This test has been validated to
have the same accuracy as the IFA test offered at the Heeke
ADDL (formerly SIPAC) in Dubois,
Indiana. The cost will
be $1.50 per sample. A minimum of six samples is required
per flock for testing; however, to better assess the flock
coronavirus status, a large number of samples is encouraged.
The turnaround time generally should be 24 hours after receipt
of the serum samples. Please be sure to identify the owners
name, address, phone and fax numbers, as well as flock identification.
Samples should be submitted on an ADDL accession form to the
Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab, 1175 ADDL, PurdueUniversity,
by next day air (cold packs are sufficient refrigeration).
If you have any questions concerning TCV serology, please
contact Dr. T.L. Lin or Ms. Donna Schrader at 765-494-7440.
Other tests for TCV available at ADDL, West
Lafayette, include virus isolation,
electron microscopy and IFA. The costs and guidelines for
the submission of these tests remain the same. Please call
ADDL accession desk (765-494-7440) for more information.
- by C.C. Wu, DVM, PhD