wildlife and zoo assay data sheet
Mink enteritis (MEV)
Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of mink enteritis virus
by real time polymerase chain reaction.
Assay detects but does not differentiate MEV type 1 and MEV
Help confirm the disease causing agent
Help ensure that animal groups and populations are free of
mink enteritis virus
Early prevention of spread of this virus among a
Minimize human exposure to the virus
0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow
top) tube, or 0.2 ml fresh, frozen or fixed
types other than those listed here, please call to confirm
specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.
specimen types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during
very warm weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship
with a cold pack unless more stringent shipping requirements are
specified. Frozen specimens should be shipped so as to remain
frozen in transit. See shipping
instructions for more information.
2 business days
Qualitative real time PCR