Camelid Tests (135)
An accession fee of $6.00 is applied to each accession/case, not each specimen. Turnaround times are estimates in business days and apply to individual tests. Actual reporting of test results depends on the full battery of tests requested, day of the week/time of day samples arrive at the testing laboratory, and the quantity/quality of samples submitted.
The tests and fee schedules are provided for use by TVMDL clients, including veterinarians and animal owners. Fees charged to animal owners by veterinarians may exceed test prices shown herein, reflecting the time, expertise, and expense necessary to collect the sample, ship it in an appropriate manner, interpret results, and provide treatment advice.
|Vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) (referral)||
To identify Vitamin D toxicity or deficiency.
Specimen: Serum or plasma - minimum 0.5 mL
|PTHrp (Parathyroid hormone-related protein) (referral)||
To aid in the diagnosis of hypercalcemia due to malignancy. Note that a negative PTHrP result does not rule out malignancy as a cause of hypercalcemia.
Specimen: 0.5 mL EDTA plasma, avoid hemolysis and lipemia
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$49||Details|
|Insulin Glucose Fasting (12 hour) (referral)||
DOGS, FERRETS, or sometimes CATS: Insulin testing is usually done to look for evidence of insulinoma as the cause of hypoglycemia. EQUINE: Insulin levels are often elevated in EMS (Equine Metabolic Syndrome) and Cushing’s syndrome
Specimen: Serum minimum 1.0 mL
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$19||Details|
|Ionized Calcium (referral)||
Detects the biologically active form of serum calcium.
Specimen: Serum, avoid hemolysis or lipemia
|Amphibian, Aquatic, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Reptile||$10||Details|
|Mineral Single, Feed/Tissue||
A single trace mineral (cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, zinc) or heavy metal (arsenic, cadmium, lead, thallium) is quantified in tissue or feed using inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS), which detects all of these elements simultaneously in the sample once it has been digested (liquefied and diluted using acid). Metal selected MUST be specified. Trace minerals: […]
Specimen: Liver (10 g), Feed (500 g), Kidney tissue (10 g) for diagnosis of copper poisoning in ruminants; lead poisoning in CATTLE
Trace minerals (cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc) and heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, thallium, and lead) are quantified in tissue (usually liver) or feed using inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS), which detects all of these elements simultaneously in the sample once it has been digested (liquefied and diluted using acid).
Specimen: Liver, 10 g; Feed, 500 g In special cases, Kidney tissue (10 g) analysis will clarify diagnoses: copper poisoning in ruminants; lead poisoning in CATTLE ONLY; note that most interpretive information is available in liver tissue.
The Texas A&M Dermatopathology Specialty Service provides quality interpretation of skin biopsy specimens by a dermatopathologist (a board certified veterinary pathologist who has specialized in dermatopathology) submitted from veterinary dermatologists, general veterinary clinicians, and university veterinary teaching hospitals. Panfungal PCR and sequencing for formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues is used to identify fungal organisms […]
Specimen: Paraffin block and two unstained slides
|Camelid, Canine, Equine, Feline||$92||Details|
This test is used to detect and quantify anticoagulant rodenticides that includes Warfarin, Bromadiolone, Brodifacoum, Diphacinone, Chlorophacinone, Coumatetralyl, Difenacoum, and Difethialone.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 2.0 mL EDTA blood, 2.0 mL serum, 10 g fresh liver, 10 g bait
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$100.00||Details|
|Cryptosporidium sp. qPCR||
Detection of cryptosporidium by qPCR.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 1.0 g feces, 1-2 mL intestine or intestinal contents
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Reptile||$30.00||Details|
|Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) Pooled Ear Notch PCR||
Detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) by qPCR. This test is offered as a pooled sample testing of up to 24 ear notch samples in a pool.
Specimen: Ear notch sample of at least 3mm in size. For pooling, individual samples must be collected and labeled with individual animal identification. The laboratory will pool the samples.
|Bovine, Camelid||$30.00 for samples up to 10 samples, $2.50 for each additional||Details|
This test is used to detect desmethylbromethalin, the toxic metabolite of bromethalin.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 2 to 5 grams of adipose tissue, kidney, brain, liver, and/or bait. Adipose tissue and/or kidney are the preferred samples, but testing can be done on brain, liver, or bait.
|Digital Cytology Evaluation||
Cytologic evaluation of digital images. Please see submission information below and learn more about the service with our Digital Cytology Services information sheet. Digital Cytology Submission Form.
Specimen: 2-10 digital images (cytology and gross lesion images, if applicable) saved as JPEG or PNG files. If sent with a smart phone, images should be sent as “medium” size. Submissions must include the digital cytology submission form (PDF)* and images submitted to DigitalCytology@tvmdl.tamu.edu. If the submission form PDF cannot be attached, all pertinent information from the submission form can be provided in the body of the email (i.e. TVMDL account number, patient name and signalment, and lesion location and description) Following digital cytology interpretation, submission of glass slides is encouraged (no additional fee). See cytology aspirate/smear. *The submission form can be found on the “Find a Form” tab.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$65.00||Details|
|Neospora caninum qPCR||
Neospora caninum detection using real-time PCR.
Specimen: 1.0 g fresh tissue (placenta, brain, liver, lung, heart)
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Feline, Ovine||$30.00||Details|
|Rabies Vaccination Titer (Referral)||
Rabies Virus RFFIT Screen test ($47) or Endpoint Titer ($71). (Additional shipping and handling charges may apply.) TVMDL prices listed are for the RFFIT test. The FAVN test is required by many rabies-free countries or regions in order for dogs and cats to qualify for a reduced quarantine period prior to entry. The FAVN test […]
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Camelid, Canine, Equine, Feline||Various||Details|
|West Nile Virus (qPCR)||
Detection of West Nile virus by qPCR. FAQ: Molecular Diagnostics Result Interpretation
Specimen: MAMMALS: fresh tissue (brain, spinal cord, CSF). AVIAN: whole, EDTA blood; fresh tissues (liver, spleen, kidney, bone marrow, brain, heart); oral or cloacal swabs (preferably with a few drops of transport media or saline, NOTE: oral swabs may not be appropriate for all bird species such as raptors). OTHER: whole mosquitos.
|Avian, Camelid, Equine, Non Animal||$30.00||Details|
|Virus Isolation – Standard||
Appropriateness of test to be determined by TVMDL based on species and virus. For species not listed please contact the laboratory.
Specimen: One or more of the following: fresh tissue, semen, whole unclotted blood, swabs, fresh feces, or other samples as deemed appropriate by submitter and/or professional staff
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$30.00||Details|
Measurement of triglicerides in serum plasma or body fluids.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 0.5 mL serum or 0.5 mL lithium heparin plasma, body fluid
|Total Protein, Albumin Profile||
Total protein, albumin, AG ratio, and globulin.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum or 0.5 mL lithium heparin plasma
T3 is one of the thyroid hormones that is involved in metabolism.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum or plasma (EDTA or heparin)
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$12.00||Details|
Total T4 is used for monitoring therapy or confirming diagnosis of hypothyroidism.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$14.00||Details|
|Total Serum Protein||
Measurement of total serum protein.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum or 0.5 mL lithium heparin plasma
This test is used to quantify selenium levels in whole blood, serum, feed and/or liver tissue.
Specimen: 2 cc EDTA whole blood, 2 cc serum, 10 g liver, 500g feed
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$26.00||Details|
|Necropsy – Over 2000#||
The carcass is dissected and tissues harvested to determine cause of death.
Specimen: Fresh carcass
|Bovine, Camelid, Equine, Exotic||$750.00||Details|
Baseline testosterone is used for determining the presence or absence of testicular tissue in most cases.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$25.00||Details|
|Acid Fast Stain (Bacteriology)||
This stain is performed to detect acid-fast bacterial pathogens.
Specimen: One or more of the following: feces, tissues or aspirates