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Getting your Plants Tested

Specify that you want them tested for Hosta Virus X.

*ELISA and RT-PCR are the only reliable methods for detecting Hosta virus. There are three labs in the US that have the equipment to do these tests. They are listed below for your convenience if you wish to have your plants tested.

30380 County Road 6
Elkhart, IN 46514
phone: 1-574-264-2615 or 1-800-62-AGDIA
E-mail for information about both test strips for HVX and testing of plants

Cornell Diagnostic Laboratory
Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
Cornell University
329 Plant Science
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-7850 Contact for pricing

Plant Disease Clinic
495 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108-6030
(612) 625-1275
Specify that you want Virus Analysis: ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)

Shipping instructions: ship samples immediately after collection; collect symptomatic leaves, stems or entire plants; wrap in plastic. It is very important that these samples do not dry out during shipment. Do not add extra water to the bags.

Ship samples by overnight delivery or mail early in the week to insure fast delivery. Plant samples often begin to decompose if left in the post office over the weekend. Submit payment with samples.

Make checks payable to the University of Minnesota. Virus Analysis: ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) and other serological virus test are available. Fees vary depending on the test, minimum $25.

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