Canine Tests (181)
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.
|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.
|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
|Respiratory Disease Panel – Canine (rtPCR)||
Detection of pathogens commonly attributed to respiratory disease in canines; includes bordetella bronchiectasis, canine adenovirus 2, canine distemper virus, canine herpesvirus 1, canine influenza virus (subtypes H3N8 and H3N2), canine respiratory coronavirus, and canine parainfluenza virus, all by real time PCR.
Specimen: One or more of the following: nasal swab, tracheal swab, pharyngeal swab, conjunctival swab, 1 g fresh tissue (respiratory, brain, kidney, spleen).
|Rabies Virus Antibody Endpoint Titer (RFFIT) [Referral]||
Measurement of antibodies to rabies virus by rapid fluorescent foci inhibition test (RFFIT).
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Camelid, Canine, Equine, Feline||$73.73||Details|
|Introducing Vitamin Panel, Vitamin A tests at TVMDL||
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) now offers a panel for vitamin A and E using liver or serum samples. In addition, TVMDL now performs a stand-alone vitamin A test in liver or serum. The combined Vitamin Panel can be used to quantify vitamin A and vitamin E levels in the liver or […]
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||Details|
|Helman joins TVMDL as Amarillo Resident Director||
On August 3, R. Gayman Helman, DVM, PhD, MA, joins the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) as resident director for the agency’s Amarillo location. The hire is a result of an exhaustive, national search to fill this important vacancy in the Texas Panhandle. Dr. Helman comes to TVMDL from IDEXX Laboratories, where he […]
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||Details|
|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
|Necropsy – Companion & Exotics 50 lbs. and Under||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole animal to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
Specimen: Fresh carcass
|Canine, Exotic, Feline||$175.00||Details|
|Free T4 by Equilibrium Dialysis (RIA)||
Measurement of free T4 by equilibrium dialysis, followed by radioimmunoassay.
Specimen: 1.0 mL 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|
|Leptospira Panel – 6 Serovars (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to 6 serovars of leptospira by quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Targets include pomona, ictero., canicola, grippo., hardjo, and bratislava. Individual serovars are also available at $5.00 per serovar.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Toxoplasma gondii IgG (IFA)||
Detection of IgG antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii, the causative agent of toxoplasmosis, by indirect fluorescent antibody test. Performed at 1:64, 1:128, 1:256, 1:512, 1:1024, and 1:2048 dilutions.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Canine, Caprine, Feline, Ovine||$20.00||Details|
|Bone Density (Gravimetric)||
Measurement of calcium to phosphorous ratio to determine bone density.
Specimen: 2 inch section of mid femur or humerus bone, minimum 10 g
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$55.00||Details|
|LABCAST: Diagnosing chronic, non-healing wounds in dogs & cats||
In our next episode, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) Bacteriology Section Head Sonia Lingsweiler discusses the causes of and diagnostic options for chronic, non-healing wounds in dogs & cats. For more information on TVMDL’s testing services, visit tvmdl.tamu.edu/tests/. https://vetlab.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Mix_LABCAST_Lingsweiler-Mixdown-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
|Cytology – Body Fluid||
Cytologic evaluation of cells from fluid samples. Includes gross examination, total protein concentration, cell counts (with EDTA and non-flocculent samples), preparation of direct, concentrated and cytocentrifuge slides (where indicated), and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
Specimen: 0.5 mL body fluid and air-dried slides
|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.
|OFA Canine Thyroid Registry Panel||
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) thyroid panel for dogs. Includes free T4 by equilibrium dialysis by RIA, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) by ChL, and Thyroglobulin Auto Antibody (TgAA) by ELISA.
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|TVMDL retires Fecal Profile||
Effective immediately, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) will no longer offer a Fecal Profile test in the Clinical Pathology Section. The test included fecal fat, fecal fiber and fecal starch. Fecal occult blood testing will still be available. The fecal profile is a test that does not offer veterinarians enough significant diagnostic […]
Measurement of total protein by automated analyzer.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$8.00||Details|
|Cholinesterase (Kinetic pH/Kinetic Colorimetric)||
Measurement of cholinesterase activity. Presence of cholinesterase can be an indicator of organophosphate or carbamate insecticide exposure.
Specimen: One or more of the following: entire brain, 5 mL EDTA whole blood for ruminants and avian species, 2 mL serum for monogastrics.
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$30.00||Details|
|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|
|Parasite Identification (Gross Identification)||
Identification of gross specimen(s).
Whole parasite (helminth or arthropod)
|Aspergillus spp. (AGID)||
Detection of antibodies to Aspergillus species by agar gel immunodiffusion.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|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)
|Parasite & Ova Identification (Fecal Flotation)||
Identification of parasite eggs, cysts, and oocysts by fecal flotation.
Specimen: 3-5 g feces