Canine 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.
Measurement of cortisol by chemiluminescence.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Canine, Equine, Feline||$25.00||Details|
|Microbial Identification Extended (Culture)||
Culture beyond standard methods when necessary to obtain a microbial identification for fungal or bacterial isolates.
|Protein Electrophoresis – Serum or Plasma||
Tracing of albumin and globulin fractions by gel electrophoresis. Includes alpha 1, alpha 2, beta 1, beta 2, and gamma protein concentrations and pathologist interpretation, when indicated.
0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$45.00||Details|
|Toxoplasma gondii IgM (IFA)||
Detection of IgM antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii, the causative agent of toxoplasmosis, by indirect fluorescent antibody test tested at 1:64, 1:128, 1:256, 1:512, 1:1024, and 1:2048 dilutions.
1 mL serum
|Cytology – Aspirate/Smear||
Cytologic evaluation of aspirates and/or impression smears and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
Specimen: Air-dried slide
|Necropsy – Companion & Exotics 51 lbs. and Over||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole animal to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
|Canine, Exotic, Feline||$225.00||Details|
|Iron – Serum||
Measurement of iron in serum by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum
|Bacterial Identification (Gram Stain)||
Classification of bacterial organism based on Gram stain characteristic.
Specimen: One of the following: fresh tissue, aspirate, exudate, impression smears.
|Drug Screen – Drugs of Abuse (LC/MS)||
Detection of amphetamines, benzodiazepines, promazines, barbiturates, opiates, marijuana, and other drug types by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Test Description: Targets include: amphetamine, methamphetamine, MDMA, MDA, bromazepam, demoxepam, diazepam, etizolam, flunitrazepam, lorazepam, midazolam, nordazepam, prazepam, temazepam, acepromazine, 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine sulfoxide (2-HEPS), chlorpromazine, propionylpromazine, promethazine, allobarbital, aprobarbital, phenobarbital, pentobarbital, secobarbital, alfentanil, buprenorphine, butorphanol, codeine, fentanyl, heroin, hydrocodone, levorphanol, […]
5 mL serum or 10 mL urine
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$150.00||Details|
|Cobalamin & Folate Panel (ChL)||
Measurement of cobalamin (B12) and folate by chemiluminescence.
Specimen: 1 mL fasting serum
|Gross Tissue Examination||
Macroscopic evaluation of fresh or fixed specimens for lesions by a pathologist prior to histopathology processing.
Fresh tissue in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Fungal Panel I||
Detection of antibodies to Blastomyces, Coccidioides, and Histoplasma by agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID). The AGID produces a qualitative positive or negative result for common fungal agents but does not show a rise or decline in antibody level (titer) when paired sera are tested.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Ionized Calcium [Referral]||
Measurement of ionized calcium, the biologically active form.
Specimen: 0.5 mL fasting serum
|Amphibian, Aquatic, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Reptile||$11.00||Details|
|Immunoglobulin G (TIA) [Referral]||
Quantification of immunoglobulin G (IgG) using the turbidometric immunoassay (TIA).
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Equine||$31.00||Details|
|C-Reactive Protein [Referral]||
Measurement of c-reactive protein (CRP) in dogs. This test is useful to confirm the presence of underlying inflammation (particularly in the absence of other clinical or laboratory indicators of inflammation) and to monitor response to therapy.
0.5 mL fasted serum
Measurement of therapeutic levels of levetiracetam (Keppra) by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. TVMDL offers a peak and trough measurement or a single measurement.
2 mL serum
|Cortisol – ACTH Stimulation Profile – Canine 1 Hour (ChL)||
Measurement of cortisol at baseline and 1 hour post ACTH stimulation with Cortosyn (cosyntropin). Test performed by chemiluminescence.
0.5 mL serum
|Fungal Identification (Culture)||
Identification of a wide variety of fungal pathogens by culture.
One or more of the following: fresh tissue, urine, dray swabs, feces, hair.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$20.00||Details|
|Canine Parvovirus (HI)||
Detection of antibodies to canine parvovirus (CPV) by hemagglutination inhibition.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Virus Identification (IHC) [Referral]||
Identification of specific viruses of interest by immunohistochemical staining.
Specimen: Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine||$35.00||Details|
|Cytology – Body Fluid||
Cytologic evaluation of body fluid samples. Includes gross examination, total protein concentration, cell counts (where indicated and with EDTA and non-flocculent samples), preparation of direct, concentrated and cytocentrifuge slides (where indicated), and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
1.0 mL body fluid and air-dried slides
|Leptospira spp. (rtPCR)||
Detection of Leptospira species by real time PCR.
One or more of the following: 1-2 mL urine, 1 g fresh tissue (kidney, liver, placenta).
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline||$25.00||Details|
Measurement of iron and total iron binding capacity by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum
|Cryptosporidium (Acid Fast Stain)||
Detection of cryptosporidium oocysts by acid fast stain.
Feces or air-dried fecal smear
|Heavy Metal Panel (ICP/MS)||
Measurement of heavy metals by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry. Targets for avian samples include lead, arsenic, cadmium, zinc, and thallium. Targets for mammalian species include lead, arsenic, cadmium, and thallium. If zinc testing is desired on mammalian species, please see Metal & Mineral Panel.
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.