Effective immediately, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) will no longer offer Direct Fecal Smear Parasite Exam. The test requires samples less than 4 hours old, something rarely submitted.
Depending on the clinical presentation of the patient, the following tests may be used as alternatives to Direct Fecal Smear Parasite Exam:
Similarly, TVMDL will no longer offer Urinalysis –Mini test. This test should not be interpreted without microscopic sediment examination. If a similar test is needed, TVMDL offers Urinalysis – Full.
We appreciate your continued use of TVMDL for your diagnostic needs. TVMDL looks forward to providing quality, affordable diagnostic results to all clients. If you have questions regarding test services, please contact the College Station laboratory toll free at 1.888.646.5623 and the Amarillo laboratory toll free at 1.888.646.5624.