Bovine Tests (268)
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.
|Drug Screen – Unknowns (LC/MS)||
Detection of a variety of drugs in submitted samples. This screen is designed to detect drugs not indicated in other TVMDL Drug Screens. This test does not include detection of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), salicylic acid, or salicylates. For these drugs, please also request Drug Screen – NSAIDs (1029).
One or more of the following: 5 mL serum, 10 mL urine, 10 g liver or stomach content, medication, livestock feed, pet food.
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||$90.00||Details|
|Clostridium spp. (FA)||
Detection of 5 histotoxic clostridial species by the fluorescent antibody method. Targets include chauvoei, novyi/hemolyticum, sordellii, and septicum.
Fresh or fixed tissue
|Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (CF) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis, the causative agent of Johne’s Disease, by complement fixation.
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Methicillin-Resistant Staph Confirmation (Culture)||
Determination of methicillin-resistance on Staphylococcus isolates by culture.
Pure Staphylococcus species isolate
|Urolith Composition (FTIR)||
Determination of the chemical composition of uroliths by fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy.
Clean, dry uroliths
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$28.00||Details|
|Cryptococcus neoformans Antigen (Latex Agglutination)||
Detection of Cryptococcus neoformans antigen by latex agglutination. Performed at 1:2 to endpoint using 2-fold dilutions, if needed.
1 mL serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$30.00||Details|
|Lepto. autumnalis (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to lepto. autumnalis using the quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Beginning screen is 1:100.
1 mL serum
|Mycoplasma bovis (rtPCR)||
Detection of Mycoplasma bovis by real time PCR.
One or more of the following: swab of affected area (e.g. conjunctival, nasal, joint), 50 mL milk, 50 mL bulk tank milk, 0.5-2 mL joint fluid, 1-2 g fresh lung.
Measurement of magnesium by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum, lithium heparin plasma, ocular fluid, or urine
|Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotyping (rtPCR)||
Differentiation between common serotypes of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (serotypes 1, 2, and 6) by real time PCR.
Previously extracted nucleic acid
|Bovine, Camelid, Cervid||$40.00||Details|
|Drug Screen – Beta Agonists in Serum/Urine/Feather/Feed (LC/MS)||
Detection of performance enhancing beta-agonist drugs by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include albuterol, clenbuterol, formoterol, metoprolol, ractopamine, terbutaline, and zilpaterol.
Mammalian species: 5 mL serum or 10 mL urine.
Avian species: 10 broiler feathers or 6 turkey feathers.
Feed: 20 g.
|Avian, Bovine, Caprine, Equine, Ovine, Porcine||$80.00||Details|
|Vesicular Stomatitis Virus New Jersey Strain (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to the New Jersey strain of vesicular stomatitis virus (VS NJ) by virus neutralization. Performed at a starting dilution of 1:8.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
Measurement of lead by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
One or more of the following: 0.50 mL EDTA whole blood or heparinized blood, 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (at least 3 Tru-Cut samples, no fluid added), 500 g feed, 5 mL water.
For birds, 0.30 mL EDTA whole blood is adequate.
If both zinc and lead are requested, the minimum sample is 0.60 mL EDTA whole blood or heparinized blood.
For bovine, 5 g kidney is required.
Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.
Measurement of glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH), a liver leakage enzyme, by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum or plasma
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Equine||$8.00||Details|
Detection of parapoxvirus, the causative agent of orf, or contagious echtyma, by real time PCR.
1 g fresh lesions or scabs
|Bovine, Caprine, Ovine||$25.00||Details|
|Vitamin D Profile [Referral]||
Measurement of Vitamin D to determine toxicity or deficiency. This assay will detect metabolites of cholecalciferol (rat poisons, vitamin D supplements), but it will not detect toxicity due to calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or calcipotriene (Dovonex – anti-psoriasis cream).
Specimen: 1.5 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$65.00||Details|
|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.
|Drug Screen – Cannabinoids (LC/MS)||
Detection of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), their major metabolites, and a variety of synthetic cannabinoids by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.
3 mL serum or 5 mL urine
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$80.00||Details|