Parainfluenza 3 ELISA

Parainfluenza 3 ELISA

Species: Bovine

Specimen: Serum

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 Awanui Veterinary and requires referral to an external reference laboratory