Feline Tests (226)
An accession fee of $7.00 is applied to each accession/case, not each specimen. An accession is defined as samples from the same animal / herd / flock, originating from a single animal owner, submitted for the same condition, collected at the same time. This allows clients to receive bulk testing of same species (from the same owner) under one accession. Poultry submissions requesting multiples tests (e.g., AI, Mg/Ms, culture, etc.) for a single flock are counted as one accession.
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.
|Toxicology Evaluation (Digital)||
Learn more about TVMDL’s Digital Toxicology Service then submit your specimens using the submission form for digital toxicology evaluation.
Plant, GI content, vomitus, water, or source material
|CD3 Lymphocyte (IHC)||
Identification of CD3 (T-cell) type lymphocytes by immunohistochemical staining.
Specimen: One of the following from a representative section of the tumor: specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF), paraffin embedded tissue, 5 um unstained formalin-fixed tissue sections on positively charged slides.
|Virus Isolation (Cell Culture)||
Isolation and identification of various viruses using cell culture methods.
One or more of the following: 2-5 g fresh tissue, 0.5-1 mL semen, 5-10 mL EDTA or heparin whole blood, swabs from affected area(s), other samples as deemed appropriate by submitter and/or professional staff.
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$40.00||Details|
|Trypsin-Like Immunoreactivity Protein & Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity Panel [Referral]||
Measurement of trypsin-like immunoreactivity (TLI) and pancreatic lipase (PLI).
1 mL fasting serum
|Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Western Blot) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) by western blot.
2 mL serum or plasma
Detection of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC/MS).
One or more of the following: 2 mL water, 20 g soil, 20 g ingesta.
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||$100.00||Details|
|Total Protein & Albumin Profile||
Measurement of total protein and albumin by automated analyzer. Includes calculation of globulin and albumin/globulin (A/G) ratio.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
|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|
|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|
|Packed Cell Volume||
Measurement of packed cell volume (PCV).
Specimen: 0.5 mL EDTA whole blood or lithium heparin whole blood
|Necropsy – Aborted Fetus or Fertile Egg||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole fetus or egg to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
Fresh aborted fetus
Measurement of fructosamine levels. This test is useful in monitoring glucose in diabetic animals.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Canine, Exotic, Feline||$38.00||Details|
|Arsenic – Inorganic (Reinsch)||
Detection of arsenic salts by the qualitative Reinsch test. Targets include calcium arsenate, lead arsenate, and lead arsenate.
Specimen: One of the following: 500 g GI content, 500 g soil, 10 g suspect powder.
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$25.00||Details|
Detection of desmethylbromethalin, the toxic metabolite of bromethalin, by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.
One or more of the following: 2-5 g fresh adipose tissue, kidney, brain, liver, bait.
|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.
One or more of the following*:
--both 0.5 mL EDTA whole blood and 1 mL serum (both sample types are required);--5 g fresh liver;--50 mg fresh liver biopsy (approx. 3 Tru-Cut samples, no fluid added); or--500 g feed.
For birds, 0.6 mL EDTA or heparinized whole blood is adequate.
*Serum selenium provides current day levels, while whole blood selenium indicates selenium status over a longer period of time. TVMDL can interpret both serum and whole blood selenium concentrations for cattle, horses, sheep, birds or white-tailed deer. For goats, TVMDL has reference values for serum or plasma only.
Blood, serum, and urine samples are tested on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with a turnaround time of 5 days. Tissue and feed samples are tested on Mondays and Thursdays with a turnaround time of 7 days.
|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)
|Salmonella Serotyping [Referral]||
Identification of a particular Salmonella serotype from a pure isolate by agglutination. When salmonella is detected via culture, the isolate is sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) for serotyping at no cost to the client.
Specimen: Salmonella isolate
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$0.00||Details|
|Trypsin-Like Immunoreactivity Protein, Cobalamin & Folate Panel – Feline [Referral]||
Measurement of trypsin-like immunoreactivity (TLI), cobalamin (B12), and folate in felines.
1 mL fasting serum
|von Willebrand Factor Concentration – Companion Animal (ELISA) [Referral]||
Measurement of von Willebrand factor antigen in canines and felines.
Specimen: 1 mL separated citrate plasma or EDTA plasma
|PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement – Fixed Tissue [Referral]||
Differentiation of a monoclonal/oligoclonal or neoplastic lymphoid proliferation from a reactive and polyclonal or pseudoclonal proliferation by PCR. This assay is recommended for fixed tissue only; for fluid samples see TVMDL referral test #8022, PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement – Cytology Specimen [Referral].
Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Coccidioides immitis (CF)||
Detection of antibodies to Coccidioides immitis, the causative agent of coccidioidomycosis, by complement fixation. Starting dilution is 1:8; titer performed to endpoint using 2-fold dilutions (1:8, 1:16, 1:32, etc.).
1 mL serum
|Methicillin-Resistant Staph Confirmation (Culture)||
Determination of methicillin-resistance on Staphylococcus isolates.
Pure Staphylococcus species isolate
|Feline Parvovirus (HI)||
Detection of antibodies to feline parvovirus (PLP) by hemagglutination inhibition (HI).
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
Gross examination, specific gravity, biochemical analysis with confirmatory testing, and microscopic analysis of urine sample to complete a full urinalysis.
3 mL urine
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$18.00||Details|
|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.
|Canine, Exotic, Feline||$190.00||Details|