TB DPP Blood Test Update

February 20, 2017

As you may have heard, American elk ranches that have submitted blood samples for the TB DPP (blood) test have experienced long delays in receiving test results. NAEBA has learned there is a shortage of test kits, which has resulted in thousands of tests waiting to be completed. The manufacturer is making more kits with April as the target date to fill the backlog. This is not the fault of USDA APHIS or state animal health departments. In an effort to ensure your TB testing is completed in a timely fashion, you may want to consider using the cervical skin test to satisfy TB testing requirements. We do not want to see elk commerce interrupted because of testing delays. Hopefully the DPP test will be available soon.

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