Equine Diarrhea RealPCR Panel

Faster, more definitive diagnoses of equine gastrointestinal diseases


Identifying the pathogens causing equine gastrointestinal disease is critical for determining treatments, implementing biosecurity protocols and managing the spread of disease. Treatment protocols can be costly and inconvenient, so a quick, accurate diagnosis is essential.  

With the IDEXX Equine Diarrhea RealPCR Panel, veterinarians can now submit one sample to test for either 6 or 10 gastrointestinal pathogens.

The Equine Diarrhea RealPCR Panel is available in two configurations: Comprehensive and Standard. If a positive Salmonella PCR result is obtained with either panel, a culture and susceptibility test will be performed.

Pathogen Comprehensive Panel Standard Panel Culture*
Equine rotavirus x x  
Equine coronavirus x    
Cryptosporidium spp. x    
Salmonella spp. x x x
Clostridium perfringens Enterotoxin A x x  
Rhodococcus equi x    
Clostridium difficile Toxin A x x  
Clostridium difficile Toxin B x x  
Neorickettsia risticii x    
Lawsonia intracellularis x x  

Sample requirements

Fecal sample (5–10 grams) in container (preferably sterile) with ice packs
For packaging and shipping information, call 80800 40 43399

Turnaround times

Tests are performed Monday–Friday, with results available within 1–3 business days. Results for specimens received on Friday are available Monday. Culture identification and susceptibility results are available within 72 hours after PCR results.

Educational Partner

IDEXX is an Educational Partner of the American Association of Equine Practitioners

* Includes susceptibility

PCR testing is a service performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.