Equine Tests (151)
An accession fee of $7.00 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. Information on additional services and fees can be found here.
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.
|UPDATE: Six cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis confirmed in Texas||
UPDATE: July 30, 2015: ADDITIONAL JASPER COUNTY HORSE CONFIRMED EEE POSITIVE One more horse has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Jasper County, Texas. Earlier in July, another horse in the county tested positive for the virus. The horse, a 5-year-old, exhibited clinical sings consistent with the disease: temperature, uncoordinated movements, lowered head […]
|Leptospira Panel – 5 Serovars @ 1:400 Dilution (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to 5 serovars of leptospira by quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Targets include pomona, ictero., canicola, grippo., and hardjo. Beginning screen is 1:400. Individual serovars are also available at $7.00 per serovar.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|E. coli Toxin Typing – Companion Animal, Equine (rtPCR)||
Detection of E. coli toxin and virulence genes commonly associated with pathogenic strains of E. coli: F4/K88 fimbrial adhesins, STa enterotoxin, LT enterotoxin, cs31a adhesins, CNF1 and CNF2 cytotoxic necrotizing factors, Stx1and Stx2 Shiga like toxins, and eaeA intimin in E. coli isolates by real-time PCR (rtPCR).
Specimen: Bacterial isolate of E. coli
|Canine, Equine, Feline||$45.00||Details|
|Histopathology – Postmortem 8 or Fewer Tissues||
Histologic evaluation of postmortem tissues. The price listed ($65.00) is for up to 8 tissues; for more than 8 tissues, the price is $80.00.
Specimen: Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Pesticide Quantitation (GC/MS)||
Follow up test to TVMDL’s Pesticide Screen; Pesticide Quantitation measures pesticides previously identified by Pesticide Screen test. Measurement is performed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 30 g GI content, 10 g bait (source material), 40 g forage or hay, 20 g liver, 10 g crop contents, environmental samples (swabs).
|Histopathology Slide Review||
Review of previously read histopathology slides.
Specimen: Paraffin embedded blocks or H&E slides previously prepared at TVMDL.
|Leptospira Panel – 8 Serovars (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to 8 serovars of leptospira by quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Targets include pomona, ictero., canicola, grippo., hardjo, bratislava, autumnalis, and sejroe. Individual serovars are also available at $5.00 per serovar.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Bone Marrow Fat [Referral]||
Measurement of the precent bone marrow fat in femur bone to assess the nutritional status of an individual animal.
Specimen: Femur bone.
|Equine Encephalomyelitis Viruses (PRNT) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and Western equine encephalitis (WEE) viruses using the plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT). Addition of Venezuelan equine encephalitis is optional. This test is used to assess vaccine titers in horses or to test non-equine species for antibodies to EEE/WEE.
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Heavy Metal Panel (ICP/MS)||
Measurement of heavy metals by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry. Targets include lead, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, and thallium.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 1 mL EDTA whole blood, 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (approx. 3 Tru-Cut samples), 500 g feed. For birds, 0.6 mL EDTA or heparinized whole blood is adequate.Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.
|Taylorella equigenitalis & asinigenitalis (Culture)||
Detection of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis, the causative agents of contagious equine metritis (CEM), by culture. See Special Instructions below to meet USDA requirements.
Identification of bacterial pathogens that cause septicemia by culture.
Specimen: Blood inoculated into blood culture media.
|Urolith Composition (FTIR)||
Determination of the chemical composition of uroliths by fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy.
Specimen: Clean, dry uroliths
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$28.00||Details|
|Bone Density (Gravimetric)||
Measurement of calcium to phosphorous ratio to determine bone density.
Specimen: 2 inch section of mid femur or humerus bone, minimum 10 g
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$55.00||Details|
|ACTH – Endogenous (RIA)||
Measurement of endogenous ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) by radioimmunoassay.
Specimen: 0.5 mL frozen EDTA plasma from a fasted sample
|Drug Screen – Unknowns (LC/MS)||
Detection of a variety of drugs in submitted samples. This screen is designed to detect drugs not indicated in other TVMDL Drug Screens.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 5 mL serum, 10 mL urine, 10 g liver or stomach content, medication, livestock feed, pet food.
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||$90.00||Details|
Cytologic evaluation of digital images. Learn more about TVMDL’s digital cytology service then download the submission form.
Specimen: 2-10 digital images (cytology and gross lesion images, if applicable) saved as JPEG or PNG files.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$65.00||Details|
Measurement of copper by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 1 mL serum or plasma, 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (at least 3 Tru-Cut samples, no fluid added,, 3 mL urine, 500 g feed. For birds, 0.3 mL serum or plasma is adequate. For ruminants and camelids, 5 g fresh kidney is required.Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.
|Borrelia spp. (rtPCR)||
Detection of Borrelia species, including B. burgdorferi, B. hermsii, B. parkeri, and B. turicatae by real time PCR. Lyme Borreliosis (Borrelia burgdorferi) DNA is not typically detected in peripheral blood, even when Lyme disease is the cause of clinical signs. This PCR for Borrelia species is offered for the detection of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Borrelia spp. and for identification […]
Specimen: 0.5 - 2 mL EDTA whole blood or tick(s)
|Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 [Referral]||
Measurement of insulin like growth factor 1 hormone (IGF-1). Results are useful in the diagnosis of acromegaly (growth hormone excess) or dwarfism (growth hormone deficiency). Interpretation of results by a veterinary endocrinologist is included.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$58.00||Details|
|Necropsy – Equine 201-1000 lbs.||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole animal to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
Specimen: Fresh carcass
|Bacillus anthracis (Culture)||
Detection of Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, by culture.
Specimen: One or more of the following: blood, swab of bloody fluid from orifices, spleen.
|Bacterial Identification (Anaerobic Culture)||
Identification of bacterial pathogens requiring an anaerobic environment by culture.
Specimen: One or more of the following: fresh tissue, swabs, feces.
|Drug Screen – Drugs of Abuse (LC/MS)||
Detection of amphetamines, benzodiazepines, promazines, barbiturates, opiates, marijuana, and other drug types by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include: amphetamine, methamphetamine, MDMA, MDA, bromazepam, demoxepam, diazepam, etizolam, flunitrazepam, lorazepam, midazolam, nordazepam, prazepam, temazepam, acepromazine, 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine sulfoxide (2-heps), chlorpromazine, propionylpromazine, promethazine, allobarbital, aprobarbital, phenobarbital, pentobarbital, secobarbital, alfentanil, buprenorphine, butorphanol, codeine, fentanyl, heroin, hydrocodone, levorphanol, morphine, oxymorphone, […]
Specimen: 5 mL serum or 10 mL urine
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$150.00||Details|
|Cytology – Body Fluid||
Cytologic evaluation of cells from fluid samples. Includes gross examination, total protein concentration, cell counts (with EDTA and non-flocculent samples), preparation of direct, concentrated and cytocentrifuge slides (where indicated), and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
Specimen: 0.5 mL body fluid and air-dried slides