Analytical chemistry research testing capabilities
Travis Mays, MS, PhD
The analytical chemistry section at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) is equipped with instrumentation, including eight mass spectrometers, to provide a wide array of diagnostic tests. These sophisticated instruments and section personnel’s combined experience and expertise allow TVMDL to diversify testing capabilities and provide non-routine diagnostic testing as well. Additionally, the section has expanded testing capabilities over the past six years to provide analytical testing for researchers across the country with the detection and quantification of a variety of drugs and toxins for projects ranging from pharmacokinetic studies to assessment of normal reference ranges in particular animal species.
Below is a partial list of drugs and toxins that can be detected and quantified:
- anticoagulant rodenticides
- vitamin A
- vitamin E
- trace minerals
- heavy metals
- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
- cannabidiol (CBD)
- ceftiofur crystalline free acid
- flunixin meglumine
The analytical chemistry section has performed research testing on numerous animal species, including wildlife, domestic livestock, companion animals, and more. Testing can also be performed on a variety of sample types, such as medications, liver, kidney, muscle, fat, urine, serum, plasma, synovial fluid, amniotic fluid, semen, antler, and environmental swabs.
For more information about TVMDL’s research testing capabilities visit tvmdl.tamu.edu or call 1.888.646.5623.