Canine Tests (273)
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.
|Histopathology – Postmortem 9 or More Tissues||
Histologic evaluation of postmortem tissues.
Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Hepatozoon americanum / canis (PCR) [Referral]||
Detection of Hepatozoon americanum / canis by PCR.
Specimen: EDTA whole blood or body fluid.
|Dirofilaria immitis Antigen – Pre and Post Heat Treatment Panel (ELISA)||
Detection of antigen from adult Dirofilaria immitis, the causative agent of heartworm disease, by ELISA. Panel includes testing pre and post heat treatment.
1 mL serum or plasma
|Aspergillus spp. (AGID)||
Detection of antibodies to Aspergillus species by agar gel immunodiffusion.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Testosterone – hCG Stimulation Profile (ChL)||
Measurement of testosterone before and after administration of hCG stimulation to confirm cryptorchidism, primarily in equine, by chemiluminescence.
0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma for both samples.
|Bovine, Canine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$40.00||Details|
|Thyroglobulin Autoantibody (ELISA)||
Detection of thyroglobulin autoantibodies (TgAA) by ELISA.
0.5 mL serum or EDTA plasma
|Antinuclear Antibody (IFA)||
Detection of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) by indirect fluorescent antibody test. Performed at 1:20, 1:40, 1:80, and 1:160 dilutions.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
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|
|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.
Measurement of bile acid concentration by automated analyzer. References are available for 2-hours post-prandial blood samples or fasted blood samples.
0.5 mL serum, lithium heparin plasma, or EDTA plasma
|Canine, Equine, Feline||$14.00||Details|
Measurement of triglycerides by automated analyzer.
One of the following: 0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma from a fasted sample, 0.5 mL body fluid
|Bovine, Canine, Equine, Feline||$8.00||Details|
|Canine Herpesvirus (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to canine herpesvirus (CHV) by virus neutralization.
1 mL serum
Measurement of manganese by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
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.
|Microfilarial Detection & Identification (Modified Knott’s Test)||
Detection and identification of microfiliaria by manual microscopy.
2 mL EDTA whole blood or lithium heparin whole blood
|Canine, Exotic, Feline||$16.00||Details|
|Cryptosporidium & Giardia Panel (rtPCR)||
Detection of cryptosporidium and giardia by real time PCR.
One or more of the following: 1 g fresh intestine, 1-2 mL intestinal content, 1-2 g feces.
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Feline, Ovine||$40.00||Details|
|Toxoplasma gondii IgG & IgM Panel (IFA)||
Detection of both IgG and IgM 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.
1 mL serum
|PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement – Cytology Specimen [Referral]||
Distinction of reactive (polyclonal) lymphocytes from neoplastic (monoclonal) lymphocytes by PCR.This assay is recommended for cytology specimens and fluid only; for fixed tissue samples see TVMDL referral test #8177, PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement – Fixed Tissue [Referral].
Cytology slides (stained or unstained), 100 uL EDTA whole blood, or 100 uL body cavity effusions in EDTA.
|Special Stain – Client Request||
Special slide stain as requested by the client.
Specimen: fresh or fixed tissue
|Histopathology Slide Review||
Review of previously read histopathology slides.
Specimen: Paraffin embedded blocks or H&E slides previously prepared at TVMDL.
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|
|Blastomyces dermatitidis (AGID)||
Detection of antibodies to Blastomyces dermatitidis, the causative agent of blastomycosis, by agar gel immunodiffusion.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
Measurement of testosterone by chemiluminescence.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$25.00||Details|
|Clostridium difficile Toxin A & B (ELISA)||
Detection of Clostridium difficile toxins A and B by ELISA.
2 g feces
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$35.00||Details|
|Brucella canis (IFA)||
Detection of antibodies to Brucella canis, the causative agent of canine brucellosis, by indirect fluorescent antibody test; samples tested at 1:50, 1:100, and 1:200 dilutions.
1 mL serum
Detection of pyrethroids in brain tissue by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include deltamethrin, pyrethrum, cispermethrin, permethrin, and cypermethrin.
Specimen: 20 g fresh brain tissue
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$80.00||Details|