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JOHNE'S INFORMATION CENTER - University of Wisconsin Ñ School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin - School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin - School of Veterinary Medicine
TESTING SERVICES



SUBMISSIONS | TESTS

Greetings from the nationally approved
JOHNE’S TESTING CENTER!

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We’re here at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin* to help keep your herds healthy and productive. After two decades of service, we continue to lead the industry in diagnostic testing, responsiveness to clients and Johne’s disease education. We provide an array of services to make your life easier and to keep your costs low:

 

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  • Would you like to use the most accurate testing methods? We do them all!
    • Blood tests (ELISA)
    • Milk tests (ELISA)
    • Individual and pooled fecal tests (Direct PCR) (we’re one of the few labs that offer this as a regular service!)
  • How would you like to submit blood samples? Any tube size is fine with us!
  • How would you like to receive your confidential test results: standard mail? Fax? Email? Just let us know your preference!
  • What about volume discounts? We’ve got them!
  • Want to talk with an expert about the test results, about your state’s voluntary Johne’s disease control program or how to manage the infection in your herd? There is always someone available to discuss any aspect of this challenging infection with you (confidentially of course). Give us a call, send us an email, or feel free to drop by.

We’ll help your herd be Johne’s free!

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Services provided by the JTC beyond testing include:

  • MicroscopeEducation: We help you understand the biology and spread of this infection in whatever way works best for you: meeting in person or with your interest group, discussing the topics most relevant to you on the phone, responding promptly to questions sent in by email or through "Ask An Expert” on this website.
  • Testing strategies: We can tailor testing strategies that make sense specifically for your herd and budget. For instance, pooling of fecal samples can cut the cost of a whole herd test to 1/5 of individual animal testing. In a milking herd of 100, that’s a whole herd test at $500 vs. $2,500.
  • Find resources: We can identify resources to support your efforts to keep Johne’s under control (state programs, risk assessments, equipment grants, etc.)
  • Veterinarian support: We can provide you with results by animal ID, by result, by animal age or by any other herd element that is useful to you in spreadsheet format. We’d be happy to analyze the results on a herd basis to help you design the best management approach for each of your clients.

We look forward to providing you the same excellent service enjoyed by our long term clients. Please call 608-263-6920 with any questions you may have about these services.

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Use this form to submit your samples:

PDF DocumentSample Submission Form

 

Ship all samples overnight to:

Johne's Testing Center
School of Veterinary Medicine
2015 Linden Drive, RM# 4230
Madison, WI 53706-1102
(608) 263-6920

*(not Easterday Drive ; Next door to, but distinct from, WVDL)

If samples (feces or blood) are well-packed to stay cool for at least 48 hours, 2-day shipping is acceptable and economical. Overnight shipping insures that we get the sample and you get the result as quickly as possible. Make sure the samples will arrive Mon-Fri before 4:00 PM.

Each submission (no matter how many samples per submission) is charged a single accession fee of $7.00. This fee covers sample handling, paperwork, provision of results, data management, etc.

Prices effective as of January 1, 2017.

Please do not send money until you received an invoice!
The University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine
will bill you within 30 days.

 

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SERUM and MILK ANTIBODY ASSAYS (ELISA)
These assays test for antibody produced by the animal in response to infection with M. paratuberculosis.
Not for use with serum or milk from Johne’s disease vaccinated animals.

Costs:  

 

1 - 10 samples $8 each
11 - 99 samples $6 each
> 100 samples $5 each
Collection:  

1-2ml serum or milk sterilely collected. Any tube size is fine; best results obtained with centrifuged serum separator tubes.

Results:  

Within three to five working days of sample arrival.



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DIRECT SAMPLE PCR

Costs:  

Individual direct PCR fecal.

$32 per sample

Pooled direct PCR for fecal samples. (send individual samples; JTC lab personnel will create five-sample pools).

$40 each pool. Five samples per pool.

JTC will freeze any remaining individual samples on your behalf. If a pool is PCR-positive, we will contact you concerning your preference for individual sample re-testing.

Collection:  

3 grams of feces (approximately 1 Tablespoon) from any animal species in sterile, sealable plastic bags or other wide-mouthed, leak-proof containers. The container should be labeled with the animal ID. Double bag to avoid leakage.

Results:  

Within five to seven working days of sample arrival.

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SPECIAL SERVICES

Under certain circumstances we are willing to provide special testing services. Examples include:

  • culture clinical samples to isolate MAP,
  • genotyping of MAP or
  • testing of fresh or fixed tissues by culture.

Pricing and timing are subject to change. Please contact the lab for additional information on test availability and pricing. Phone: 608-263-6920, or email: johneslab@vetmed.wisc.edu.


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