Equine Tests (229)
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.
|Bacterial Identification (Anaerobic Culture)||
Identification of bacterial pathogens requiring an anaerobic environment by culture.
One or more of the following: fresh tissue, swabs, feces.
Measurement of cantharidin, the toxic chemical produced by blister beetles, by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.
One or more of the following: 500 g GI content, 500 g feed, 5 mL urine, 5 mL serum.
|Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Ovine, Porcine||$50.00||Details|
|Carbamate Insecticides (LC/MS)||
Measurement of carbamate insecticides by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include aldicarb, carbaryl, carbofuran, methomyl, and oxamyl.
Specimen: 20 g GI content or 10 g bait
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Equine, Feline||$60.00||Details|
|Toxicology Evaluation (Microscopy)||
Identification of components and toxic substances, such as plants and plant parts, algae, insects, or bait material.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 2 cups to 1 quart of GI content, 20 mL water, 500 g feed, 2-4 flakes hay, 10 g bait material.
|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 protein concentration in cerebrospinal fluid or urine.
Specimen: 0.5 mL urine or cerebrospinal fluid
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$14.00||Details|
|Bacterial Identification (Gram Stain)||
Classification of bacterial organism based on Gram stain characteristic.
Specimen: One of the following: fresh tissue, aspirate, exudate, impression smears.
|Western Equine Encephalitis Virus (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to Western equine encephalitis (WEE) virus by virus neutralization.
Specimen: 1 mL serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Measurement of manganese by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 0.50 mL EDTA whole blood or heparinized blood, 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (at least 3 Tru-Cut samples, no fluid added), 500 g feed, 5 mL water. For birds, 0.30 mL EDTA whole blood is adequate.Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.
|Parasite & Ova Identification (Fecal Sedimentation)||
Detection of fluke eggs in feces by fecal sedimentation.
Specimen: 3-5 g feces
|Anti-Mullerian Hormone [Referral]||
Detection of anti-mullerian hormone. In canine and feline, this hormone can distinguish spayed from intact animals or detect ovarian remnant syndrome. In equine, it is useful for the diagnosis of granulosa-theca cell tumors (GCTs) in equine.
1 mL serum
|Canine, Equine, Feline||$60.00||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|
|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.
|CBC – Equine||
Measurement of WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, PLT, and fibrinogen by automated analyzer. Microscopic blood smear review for WBC differential, cellular morphology, and hemoparasites.
1 mL EDTA whole blood or lithium heparin whole blood and 1-2 air dried slides
|Bacillus anthracis (Culture)||
Detection of Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, by culture.
One or more of the following: blood, swab of bloody fluid from orifices, spleen.
Detection of a variety of herbicides by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Quantitation of a positive sample is available for an additional fee.
One or more of the following: 30 g GI contents, 10 g bait (source material), 40 g forage or hay, 20 g liver, 10 g crop content.
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||$155.00||Details|
Detection and quantitation of a variety of ionophore compounds by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include monensin, salinomycin, narasin and lasalocid.For feeds and feed additives, target compound and expected value are required before testing can begin.
500 g feed or GI content
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||$125.00||Details|
|Lepto. autumnalis (MAT)||
Detection of antibodies to lepto. autumnalis using the quantitative microscopic agglutination test. Beginning screen is 1:100.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|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 phosphorous in ocular fluid, serum, or urine 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
|Taylorella equigenitalis & asinigenitalis (Culture)||
Detection of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis, the causative agents of contagious equine metritis (CEM), by culture. See Special Instructions below to meet USDA requirements.
|Metal & Mineral Panel (ICP/MS)||
Measurement of metals and minerals by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry. Targets include manganese, cobalt, copper, iron, molybdenum, selenium, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and thallium.
Specimen: 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.Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.
Automated count of platelets; confirmed with manual count where indicated.
Specimen: 0.5 mL EDTA whole blood or lithium heparin whole blood
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$9.00||Details|
|Anti-Mullerian Hormone & Inhibin [Referral]||
Detection of anti-mullerian hormone and inhibin in equine. Results are useful for the diagnosis of granulosa cell tumors in mares.
4 mL serum