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06 Diagnostic submission

piglets08.jpgYou walk to your truck and start filling your cooler with tissue samples from three acutely infected pigs.  You think you know what the lab results will say, but you’ve been fooled before.  That’s why you’ve taken a comprehensive tissue sampling from each pig (both fresh and fixed samples)--you don’t want to miss the bug if it’s there. 

Now… what tests do you want the lab to run?  There are a lot to choose from.  Some make sense in this situation and some do not.  Different diagnostic labs charge differently for their workups, but regardless of this, it is important to review your diagnostic options and consider the usefulness of each.

For additional information on the diagnostic sampling, please see “Additional Resources” at the end of this module.



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