Utilizing Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LCMS), the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) Drug Testing Laboratory now provides clients with an approved testing method to determine if Clenbuterol, a beta agonist, is present in equine hair samples. Beta agonists are broncho-dilators that can be used to increase performance and build muscle mass.
TVMDL is one of only a handful of laboratories in the U.S. offering clients Clenbuterol hair testing. Equine owners and show or racing officials can utilize this test to aid in ensuring fair competition. Clenbuterol testing can also be performed on urine samples; however, the drug is present in hair for a much longer time period compared to urine samples, allowing better detection of long-term use.
The test compliments other equine drug screen offerings from TVMDL. While the test is currently validated only for equine hair, TVMDL can validate the test method for other livestock species upon request. For more information on TVMDL’s livestock and equine drug testing services visit tvmdl.tamu.edu.
CLENBUTEROL – EQUINE HAIR TEST
SAMPLE: Mane, tail or body hair samples bunched approximately ¼-inch in diameter and clipped as close to the skin as possible.
PRICE: $85.00 with a $6.00 accession fee.
TURNAROUND: Performed Monday-Friday in College Station, with results in 2-5 business days.