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25513 Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM) IFAT Panel – SarcoFluor and NeoFluor

Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM) IFAT Panel – SarcoFluor and NeoFluor
Test Code: VEPMSO
Synonyms/Keywords
EPM Titer, SarcoFluor, NeoFluor, EPM Panel, Equine Protozoal Myelitis, Sarcocystis neurona antibodies, Neospora hughesi antibodies
Test Components
Sarcocystis neurona titer (SarcoFluor)
Neospora hughesi titer (NeoFluor)
Species
Equine
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​2 mL ​1 mL
​CSF ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​2 mL ​1 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

SERUM: Spin and separate serum from red cells and place serum in a sterile tube. Best if spun down within 2 hours of collection but may be spun later if kept refrigerated.

CSF: Collect in a sterile red top tube (no anticoagulant). DO NOT spin CSF samples.

Check correct test on UC Davis submission form. Ship specimen(s) refrigerated.  If sample will be delayed > 5 days freeze sample. Ship samples Monday-Thursday only. Do not ship Fridays, weekends or major holidays.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ ​ ​Refrigerate ​ ​1 week ​
​Freeze ​1 month
​CSF ​ ​Refrigerate ​1 week
​Freeze ​1 month
Rejection Criteria
​Serum separator tubes (SST)
​Spun CSF
​> 2 day ambient sample(s)
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
UC Davis VMTH
Central Laboratory Receiving, Room 1033
1 Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616-8747​
​Monday-Friday ​5-7 days ​Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT)
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Reference Lab Information
Address Telephone Website Link Marshfield Lab Account #
​UC Davis VMTH
Central Laboratory Receiving, Room 1033
1 Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616-8747
​1-888-433-9987
ext. 27686
http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/lab_services/clinical_labs/Featured_tests/epm.cfm ​None
Test Information
EPM is a debilitating neurologic disease in horses caused by protozoa. The opossum is the definitive host that fecally sheds infective Sarcocystis neurona. In areas where opossums and horses coexist, ~50% of horses are seropositive for S. neurona. EPM is also caused by Neospora hughesi, and, although the source is uncertain, N. hughesi has been identified in horses from across the United States.
Interpretation
​Interpretive Report
Synonyms/Keywords
EPM Titer, SarcoFluor, NeoFluor, EPM Panel, Equine Protozoal Myelitis, Sarcocystis neurona antibodies, Neospora hughesi antibodies
Test Components
Sarcocystis neurona titer (SarcoFluor)
Neospora hughesi titer (NeoFluor)
Species
Equine
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​2 mL ​1 mL
​CSF ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​2 mL ​1 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

SERUM: Spin and separate serum from red cells and place serum in a sterile tube. Best if spun down within 2 hours of collection but may be spun later if kept refrigerated.

CSF: Collect in a sterile red top tube (no anticoagulant). DO NOT spin CSF samples.

Check correct test on UC Davis submission form. Ship specimen(s) refrigerated.  If sample will be delayed > 5 days freeze sample. Ship samples Monday-Thursday only. Do not ship Fridays, weekends or major holidays.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum​ ​ ​Refrigerate ​ ​1 week ​
​Freeze ​1 month
​CSF ​ ​Refrigerate ​1 week
​Freeze ​1 month
Rejection Criteria
​Serum separator tubes (SST)
​Spun CSF
​> 2 day ambient sample(s)
Test Information
EPM is a debilitating neurologic disease in horses caused by protozoa. The opossum is the definitive host that fecally sheds infective Sarcocystis neurona. In areas where opossums and horses coexist, ~50% of horses are seropositive for S. neurona. EPM is also caused by Neospora hughesi, and, although the source is uncertain, N. hughesi has been identified in horses from across the United States.
Interpretation
​Interpretive Report
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
UC Davis VMTH
Central Laboratory Receiving, Room 1033
1 Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616-8747​
​Monday-Friday ​5-7 days ​Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test (IFAT)
Laboratory Section
Reference Lab Information
Address Telephone Website Link Marshfield Lab Account #
​UC Davis VMTH
Central Laboratory Receiving, Room 1033
1 Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616-8747
​1-888-433-9987
ext. 27686
http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/lab_services/clinical_labs/Featured_tests/epm.cfm ​None
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.