Nonhuman Primate Sample Collection SOP
Feces for PCR: 1 gram or 1mL of feces (approximate size of a marble)
Fecal samples for PCR evaluation should be placed in individually labeled sterile polypropylene conical tubes. Alternatively, a Puritan fecal culture swab with liquid Cary-Blair media can be submitted. (Supplies available from IDEXX BioAnalytics).
Fecal samples are stable and can be held at room temperature if packaged the same day for shipping or stored in the refrigerator until ready to ship. For long-term storage, samples should be frozen.
Place labeled sample tubes in insulated shipping box and ship overnight to our laboratory. Samples should be shipped on ice packs. Please place submission paperwork inside the cardboard box, directly on top of the insulated container.
Feces for Microbiology: 1 gram or 1 mL of feces (approximate size of a marble) or fecal culture swab
Fecal samples for Microbiology should be obtained using a Puritan fecal culture swab with liquid Cary-Blair media (available from IDEXX BioAnalytics). Collect fecal material on the swab and securely place the swab in the transport medium. Alternatively, fecal samples in a conical tube may be submitted for culture. Please send culture swabs or feces by overnight courier in an insulated container on ice packs, making sure to provide adequate insulation (e.g. bubble wrap, toweling, etc.) between ice packs and samples to prevent freezing. Place your submission paperwork inside the cardboard box, but directly on top of the insulated container.
Feces for PCR and Microbiology Combined Submission:
If submitting a sample for both PCR and microbiology services, follow the directions above for microbiology samples.
Feces for Ova & Parasite (Test code 6501): 3-5 grams or 3-5 mL of fecal material in SAF
Submit an additional, separate sample (e.g. one labeled for fecal PCR or Microbiology and one labeled 6501). The sample for test code 6501 must be submitted in SAF vial, available from IDEXX BioAnalytics. If submitting sample for Microbiology and Ova & Parasite, the SAF vial(s) must be packed in separate box, and boxes may be taped together to create a single shipment.
To set up submission:
• Online, visit: https://secure.idexxradil.com/onlinesubmission.aspx
• Call 1-800-669-0825 or email IDEXXBioAnalytics@idexx.com if you have questions about sample collection, storage, or submission.
Attn: Sample Receiving