Blood sample test kit for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) for both serological and PCR testing
Bio‐Tubes® blood sampling kit is a new capillary blood collection system that offers several advantages. The capillary tube may be inserted into an 18‐gauge needle that is gently introduced into the vein. In this case, 1.0 to 1.5 ml of blood may be obtained per tube, and several tubes may be collected.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION:
Serum samples allow both ELISA (serology) and PCR testing. ELISA testing requires a minimum of 25 μL of serum and PCR 360 μL of serum (including the quantity necessary for one retest). Thus, one tube well filled using a needle may provide enough serum for both ELISA and PCR testing.
Bio‐Tubes® represent a convenient tool for collection of blood from unrestrained boars during semen collection to provide enough serum for both PRRSV serological and PCR testing.