Equine Tests (230)
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.
|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|
Identification of stage 3 larvae by genus.
5-10 g feces
|Bovine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Ovine||$50.00||Details|
|Azole Panel [Referral]||
Determination of the antifungal susceptibility of pure isolates for fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, and posaconazole.
Pure fungal isolate
|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
|Methicillin-Resistant Staph Confirmation (Culture)||
Determination of methicillin-resistance on Staphylococcus isolates by culture.
Pure Staphylococcus species isolate
|Anaplasma phagocytophilum (IFA)||
Detection of antibodies to Anaplasma phagocytophilum (formerly known as Ehrlichia equi) 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
|Blood Smear Examination – Mammalian||
Microscopic WBC differential, cellular morphology, and hemoparasite exam.
Specimen: 1-2 air-dried blood smear slides
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$20.00||Details|
|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 creatinine by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum, lithium heparin plasma, urine, or body fluid
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$8.00||Details|
|West Nile Virus (rtPCR)||
Detection of West Nile virus by real time PCR.
Mammals: fresh brain, spinal cord, or cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).
Avian: EDTA whole blood, 1g fresh tissue (liver, spleen, kidney, bone marrow, brain, heart), oral or cloacal swabs (preferably with a few drops of transport media or saline). Note that oral swabs may not be appropriate for all bird species such as raptors.
Other: whole mosquitos.
|Avian, Camelid, Equine, Insect||$30.00||Details|
|Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Indiana Strain (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to the Indiana strain of vesicular stomatitis virus (VS IN) by virus neutralization. Performed at a starting dilution of 1:8.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Drug Screen – Beta Agonists in Hair (LC/MS)||
Detection of beta-agonist drugs in hair or wool by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include clenbuterol, ractopamine, zilpaterol, bambuterol, and albuterol.
Equine: Quarter inch diameter of mane (preferred), tail, or body hair with the roots/follicles intact.
Cattle, Sheep, or Goat: Collect enough hair such that the total amount when bunched is approximately 2 cm in diameter.
|Bovine, Caprine, Equine, Ovine||$100.00||Details|
Detection of lungworm larvae by the Baermann method.
Specimen: 5 g feces
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$20.00||Details|
|Tick-borne Pathogen Panel (rtPCR)||
Detection of tick-borne pathogens by real time PCR. Includes Rickettsiales species (Ehrlichia canis, E. chaffeensis, E. ewingii, Rickettsia rickettsii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum); Borrelia species (B. burgdoreferi, B. hermsii, B. parkeri, B. turicatae); and Babesia species (B. gibsoni, B. canis, B. caballi).
0.5 - 2 mL EDTA whole blood or tick(s)
|Vitamin D Profile [Referral]||
Measurement of Vitamin D to determine toxicity or deficiency. This assay will detect metabolites of cholecalciferol (rat poisons, vitamin D supplements), but it will not detect toxicity due to calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or calcipotriene (Dovonex – anti-psoriasis cream).
Specimen: 1.5 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$65.00||Details|
|Histopathology – Postmortem 9 or More Tissues||
Histologic evaluation of postmortem tissues.
Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Drug Screen & DNA Typing Panel [Referral]||
This panel includes TVMDL’s Drug Screen – Beta Agonists in Equine Hair (LCMS) test and a referral test for DNA typing. The Drug Screen includes detection of beta-agonist drugs in equine hair by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include clenbuterol, ractopamine, zilpaterol, bambuterol, and albuterol. The DNA typing includes an individual genotyping/DNA profile/genetic marker report, ancestry […]
Specimen: Quarter inch diameter of mane (preferred), tail, or body hair with the roots/follicles intact.
|Toxoplasma gondii (MAT) [Referral]||
Detection of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii, the causative agency of toxoplasmosis, using the modified agglutination test.
0.5 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$60.00||Details|
|Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (ELISA)||
Detection of antibodies to equine infectious anemia (EIA) virus by ELISA.
Specimen: 2 mL serum
|Mycoplasma spp. – Companion Animal (Culture)||
Detection of Mycoplasma species in companion animals by culture.
Specimen: Fresh tissue or swabs
|Canine, Equine, Feline, Rodent||$15.00||Details|
|Virus Identification (IHC) [Referral]||
Identification of specific viruses of interest by immunohistochemical staining.
Specimen: Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine||$35.00||Details|
|Cytology – Aspirate/Smear||
Cytologic evaluation of aspirates and/or impression smears and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
Specimen: Air-dried slide
|Necropsy – Equine 1001-2000 lbs.||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole animal to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
Measurement of gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
|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|