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Welcome to the Collecting and Shipping Swine Diagnostic Samples module.

This module provides information on collection techniques for swine diagnostic specimens and the necessary steps for collecting, labeling, packaging, and shipping diagnostic samples. It will also emphasize occasions when collecting samples is not appropriate, as in the case of suspected foreign animal diseases. Lastly, this module addresses regulations related to shipping samples.

Upon completion of this module, an accredited veterinarian will be able to

  • follow proper procedures when a foreign animal disease is suspected;
  • incorporate the diagnostic samples collection techniques presented here into your daily routine;
  • access regulations for shipping diagnostic sample submissions; and
  • list the necessary steps for shipping diagnostic samples to your preferred veterinary diagnostic laboratory.

Completion of this module is expected to take 60 minutes, but will vary depending on your familiarity with the information presented.