Please carefully check the list of tests offered by TVMDL to insure we provide the test you have requested. With your written instructions, we may be able to ship your specimen to another laboratory offering tests which we do not provide. Although we will only ship specimens to laboratories we believe to be using good laboratory practice, we cannot provide assurance of the accuracy of another laboratory’s results or validation data for that laboratory. Billing for the charges from the referred laboratory and shipping / handling charges will apply.
Due to the potential health risk to TVMDL personnel, we do not provide testing on any specimen derived from a primate species, including lemurs. The only exception to this policy is that testing of formalin-fixed tissue may be provided in histopathology.
TVMDL’s College Station lab ships samples for the following serologic tests to reference labs across the country. Availability is subject to change at the referral laboratory.
- Brucella canis – AGID: Cornell University
- IBR – Kinetic ELISA: Cornell University
- Streptococcus equi – ELISA: Equine Diagnostic Solutions
- Sarcocystis neurona (EPM): Equine Diagnostic Solutions
- Myasthenia gravis: University of California
- African horse sickness: NVSL
- Babesia bigemina: NVSL
- B. bovis: NVSL
- Dourine: NVSL
- Glanders: NVSL
- Malignant Catarrhal Fever: NVSL
- Vesicular Stomatitis: NVSL
- Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia: Iowa State University
Routine samples are normally held for 2 weeks to allow for supplemental testing, as may be requested by the submitter. After that 2 week time period, samples will be discarded according to TVMDL protocol. Exceptions include, but are not limited to, legal cases and State/Federal testing requirements. Please notify the laboratory if a submission is legal or may be held for legal purposes. Long-term storage of specimens cannot be provided by TVMDL and those specimens must be transferred to the submitter. Poultry samples at the Gonzales and Center Labs will be kept for a minimum of 5 working days.