The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) is pleased to announce the addition of Dirofilaria immitis Antigen – Pre and Post Heat Treatment Panel (ELISA) to the test catalog.
This panel includes a routine Dirofilaria immitis Antigen (ELISA), in addition to the heat-treatment test. By performing both tests concurrently, practitioners may receive a more comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. According to the American Heartworm Society, the heat-treated procedure is recommended on cases where adult heartworms are strongly suspected, but the patient tests negative on a on conventional antigen test, or in cases where there are incongruent test results.
Test: Dirofilaria immitis Antigen – Pre and Post Heat Treatment Panel (ELISA)
Test Code: 1555
Turnaround: This test is performed Monday-Friday at the College Station laboratory with results in one to two business days.
For more information about TVMDL’s test catalog, visit tvmdl.tamu.edu or call one of the agency’s full-service laboratories in College Station or Canyon.