Specimen: 10 mL serum
Container: Red top or gel tube
Collection protocol: Venepuncture
Special handling/shipping requirements: Standard
General information about the disease:
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (“pestivirus”) is one of the most significant viral diseases in cattle. A range of tests are available to investigate disease in various ages and classes of cattle.
General information about when this test is indicated:
If cattle are suspected as having been infected with BVD virus, a VNT can be used on paired convalescent sera. This is a more expensive test than other BVD testing options and not used as frequently now the BVD antibody ELISA has been validated as a quantitative test.
Comparison with other related tests: Can be used in conjunction with BVD antibody ELISA, PCR and antigen ELISA testing.
NOTE – This test is not performed by Gribbles Veterinary and requires referral to an external reference laboratory.