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FIP Virus RealPCR (IDEXX) (RO)

Method: Referred Out
Sample Comments: Pleural or abdominal effusion (preferred specimen), tissue aspirates or fresh tissue in sterile container or EDTA whole blood.
Turnaround Time: 1 Week
Species: Feline

Handling and Shipping

Specimens Containers: Leak proof container or purple top tube
Shipping And Handling: Refrigerate up to 10 days. Fresh tissue refrigerate up to 24 hrs, freeze for longer storage. Ship on ice packs.

Additional Information

For positive tests the biotype is identified as either feline infectious peritonitis virus or feline enteric coronavirus.