Container: Plain (red top) or gel tube
Collection protocol: Venepuncture
Special handling/shipping requirements: Standard
General information about the disease: Parainfluenza 3 (PI-3) virus causes mild to subclinical respiratory infections but can serve as an initiator to the development of secondary bacterial pneumonia.
General information about when this test is indicated: To determine if PI 3 infection is an aetiological factor when investigating pneumonia
Comparison with other related tests: Virus isolation is also a possible diagnostic step to confirm the presence of virus
NOTE – This test is not performed by Gribbles Veterinary and requires referral to an external reference laboratory