Canine Tests (274)
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 – 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.
0.5 mL fasting serum
|Amphibian, Aquatic, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Reptile||$12.00||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
|Adrenal Panel – ACTH Stim [Referral]||
Measurement of cortisol, progesterone, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, estradiol, androstenedione, testosterone in baseline and post-ACTH samples.
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
|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.
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