Avian Tests (136)
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.
|Leptospira Panel – 7 Serovars (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to 7 serovars of leptospira by quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Targets include pomona, ictero., canicola, grippo., hardjo, bratislava, and autumnalis. Individual serovars are also available at $5.00 per serovar.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Trace Mineral Panel (ICP/MS)||
Measurement of trace minerals by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry. Targets include copper, cobalt, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, and zinc.
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), 2 mL serum or plasma, 500 g feed. For birds, 0.6 mL EDTA whole blood is adequate.Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.
|Mycoplasma gallisepticum & synoviae Multiplex (rtPCR)||
Detection of Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae by real time PCR.
Specimen: 1 g fresh respiratory tissue and/or tracheal or choanal cleft (oral) swab
|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 in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Salmonella Serogrouping (Agglutination)||
Identification of a particular Salmonella serogroup from a pure isolate by agglutination.
Specimen: Salmonella isolate
|Bone Marrow Fat [Referral]||
Measurement of the precent bone marrow fat to assess the nutritional status of an individual animal. Recommended for diagnosis of malnutrition / starvation.
Specimen: Femur bone is preferred. 1 g marrow is required.
|Virus Isolation (Egg Inoculation)||
General procedure utilized for the isolation and identification of viruses.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 1-5 fresh tissue, swabs from affected area(s), other samples as deemed appropriate by submitter and/or professional staff.
|Salmonella spp. (Culture)||
Detection of Salmonella spp. by culture.
Specimen: One or more of the following: fresh tissue, feces, feed, drag swabs, other environmental specimen.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$15.00||Details|
|Microbial Identification Extended (Culture)||
Culture beyond standard methods when necessary to obtain a microbial identification for fungal or bacterial isolates.
|Cytology – Aspirate/Smear||
Cytologic evaluation of aspirates and/or impression smears and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
Specimen: Air-dried slide
|Salmonella (Enrichment Culture)||
Detection of Salmonella in avian species by enrichment culture.
|Iron – Feed or Tissue (ICP/MS)||
Measurement of iron in feed or tissue samples by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (at least 3 Tru-Cut samples, no fluid added), 500 g feed.
|Fungal Identification (Culture)||
Identification of a wide variety of fungal pathogens by culture.
One or more of the following: fresh tissue, urine, swabs, feces, fungal isolate.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$20.00||Details|
|Bacterial Identification (Gram Stain)||
Classification of bacterial organism based on Gram stain characteristic.
Specimen: One of the following: fresh tissue, aspirate, exudate, impression smears.
|Duck Enteritis Virus (rtPCR)||
Detection of duck enteritis virus by real time PCR.
Specimen: 1 g each fresh tissue (liver, lung, spleen)
|Lepto. autumnalis (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to lepto. autumnalis using the quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Beginning screen is 1:100.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Avian Influenza Matrix (rtPCR)||
Detection of influenza A virus (IAV) by real time PCR.
Specimen: One or more of the following: tracheal swab, oropharyngeal swab, cloacal swab, 1-2 mL tracheal wash, 1 g fresh trachea.
|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.
|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.
|Antimicrobial Susceptibility – Rapid Growing Mycobacterium, Nocardia (MIC)||
Determination of the antimicrobial susceptibility of pure isolates from rapidly-growing Mycobacterium (RGM), Nocardia spp., and aerobic Actinomycetes by minimum inhibitory concentration.
Specimen: Pure bacterial isolate of rapidly-growing mycobacteria, nocardia or aerobic Actinomycetes.
|Amphibian, Avian, Camelid, Canine, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Rodent||$38.00||Details|
|Chlamydia psittaci (CF) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to Chlamydophila psittaci by complement fixation.
Specimen: 2 mL serum or plasma (serum preferred)
|Bacterial Identification (Acid Fast Stain)||
Identification of acid-fast bacterial pathogens by acid fast stain / differential stain.
One or more of the following: feces, fresh tissue, aspirate.
|Salmonella enteritidis (Culture & Lateral Flow)||
Detection of Salmonella enteritidis in environmental samples by enrichment culture followed by RapidChek lateral flow assay.
Specimen: Drag swabs or other environmental specimens
|Mycoplasma gallisepticum (Plate Agglutination)||
Detection of antibodies to Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) by plate agglutination.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Infectious Bronchitis Virus (ELISA)||
Detection of antibodies to infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) by ELISA.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum