Sample collection is extremely important for a correct diagnostic analysis. During sample location, it is important to focus on the place of the pathology. When looking to respiratory infections, we typically can distinguish upper and lower/deep respiratory infections. We describe different methodologies on how samples can be collected for analysis with PathoSense. As a result, purified samples will be submitted to the PathoSense laboratory.
Indications for upper respiratory tract infections are sneezing, nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, rhinitis...
Use a fine, dry cotton swab for nose swab collection
Pool the cotton swabs of 5 animals in the 50 ml falcon tube, connect the PathoSense swab to the filter and syringe & add the liquid to the 50 ml tube
Mix well for 30 sec and aspirate the suspension
Indications for deep respiratory tract infections are dyspnea, coughing, bronchitis, pneumonia...
Live animals: bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)