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.
Cytologic evaluation of digital images. Learn more about TVMDL’s digital cytology service, then download the submission form.
2-10 digital images (cytology and gross lesion images, if applicable) saved as JPEG or PNG files.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$65.00||Details|
|Babesia spp. (rtPCR)||
Detection of Babesia species (B. gibsoni, B. canis, B. caballi) by real time PCR.
0.5 - 2 mL EDTA whole blood or tick(s)
|Fungal Panel II||
Detection of antibodies to Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Histoplasma, and Aspergillus by agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID); and antigen to Cryptococcus neoformans by agglutination. All techniques can be used for diagnostic purposes.
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Malignancy Profile [Referral]||
Profile includes: parathyroid hormone (PTH), ionized calcium, and parathormone related peptide (PTHrp). Also known as hypercalcemia of malignancy panel. Interpretation of results by a veterinary endocrinologist is automatically included.
1 mL fasting serum and 0.5 mL EDTA plasma
|Canine Influenza Virus Subtype H3N8 (HI) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to canine influenza virus subtype H3N8 by hemagglutination inhibition (HI). Automatically paired with test for H3N2 at no additional charge.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
Measurement of lipase; most commonly performed to diagnose pancreatitis.
Specimen: 1 mL separated serum or heparinized plasma; body fluid
Measurement of therapeutic levels of zonisamide by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. TVMDL offers a peak and trough measurement or a single measurement.
2 mL serum
|Histopathology – Biopsy||
Histologic evaluation of antemortem, formalin fixed tissue.
Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Cortisol – ACTH Stimulation Profile – Canine 2 Hour (ChL)||
Measurement of cortisol at baseline and 2 hour post ACTH stimulation with ACTH gel. Test performed by chemiluminescence.
0.5 mL serum
|Methicillin-Resistant Staph Confirmation (Culture)||
Determination of methicillin-resistance on Staphylococcus isolates by culture.
Pure Staphylococcus species isolate
|Canine Distemper & Parvovirus Antibody Titer Panel (IFA & HI)||
Detection of antibodies to both parvovirus and distemper virus (CPV/CDV) due to vaccination or field exposure, by hemagglutination inhibition.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
Measurement of sodium, potassium, and chloride by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum, lithium heparin plasma, ocular fluid, or urine.
|Cytology – Bone Marrow||
Cytologic evaluation of bone marrow aspirates and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
Specimen: All of the following: bone marrow in EDTA, 1 mL peripheral blood in EDTA, air-dried slides. Submission of a fresh peripheral blood smear is also recommended.
|Mycoplasma spp. (PCR)||
Detection of Mycoplasma species by PCR.
One or more of the following: 1 g fresh tissue, 0.5-2 mL joint fluid, swab.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$35.00||Details|
Measurement of magnesium by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum, lithium heparin plasma, ocular fluid, or urine
Measurement of phenobarbital by automated analyzer.
1 mL serum
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$30.00||Details|
|Iron – Feed or Tissue (ICP/MS)||
Measurement of iron in feed or tissue samples by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
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.
Measurement of folate by chemiluminescence.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum from a fasted sample
|Camelid, Canine, Feline||$25.00||Details|
|Borrelia spp. (rtPCR)||
Detection of Borrelia species, including B. burgdorferi, B. hermsii, B. parkeri, and B. turicatae by real time PCR. Lyme Borreliosis (Borrelia burgdorferi) DNA is not typically detected in peripheral blood, even when Lyme disease is the cause of clinical signs. This PCR for Borrelia species is offered for the detection of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Borrelia […]
0.5 - 2 mL EDTA whole blood or tick(s)
|Fungal Panel III||
Detection of antibodies to Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Histoplasma, and Aspergillus by agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID); antibodies to Coccidioides, Histoplasma and Aspergillus by complement fixation (CF); and antigen to Cryptococcus neoformans by latex agglutination. Crytpococcus is performed at 1:2 to endpoint titer.
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity, Cobalamin & Folate Panel [Referral]||
Measurement of pancreatic lipase (PLI), cobalamin, and folate. Results are valuable in gauging small intestine function and diagnosis of pancreatitis.
1 mL fasting serum
|Rabies Virus Antibody Screen (RFFIT) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to rabies virus by rapid fluorescent foci inhibition test (RFFIT).
Specimen: 1-2 mL serum
|Camelid, Canine, Equine, Feline||$47.47||Details|
|Listeria monocytogenes (PCR) [Referral]||
Detection of Listeria bacteria by PCR.
Specimen: One of the following: 5 g brain or fetal tissue, 2.0 mL EDTA whole blood, 2.0 mL CSF, 50 mL ruminant milk, 10 mL small animal milk.
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Feline, Ovine||$38.00||Details|
|Necropsy – Companion Animal Neonate||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a neonatal animal (less than 7 days old) to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
Measurement of albumin concentration by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma