Exotic Tests (114)
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.
|Specimen Collection Information||
This page offers clients a general guide for specimen collection. Please see individual tests for exact sample requirements and contact TVMDL if you have questions about a specific test’s sample requirement. Tube Submission Reference Chart Guide for Submitting Fungal Cultures Proper Blood Smear Preparation Equine Hair Collection Guide Collecting Hair for Livestock Show Drug Testing […]
Identification of bacterial pathogens that cause septicemia by culture.
Blood inoculated into blood culture media.
|Bilirubin – Direct||
Measurement of direct bilirubin by automated analyzer.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
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|
|Virus Isolation (Cell Culture)||
Isolation and identification of various viruses using cell culture methods.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 2-5 g fresh tissue, 0.5-1 mL semen, 5-10 mL 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||$35.00||Details|
General evaluation of samples for virus particles using transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
Specimen: One or more of the following: 2-5 g intestine, 2-5 mL intestinal content, 5 g feces, other fresh samples as deemed appropriate by submitter and/or professional staff.
Identification of fungal organisms by PCR and sequencing. This PCR is recommended to complement identification of fungal organisms on histopathology. The assay is not recommended when fungal organisms are not observed histologically, due to the potential of amplification of non specific contaminants.
One paraffin block and two unstained slides
Cytologic evaluation of digital images. Learn more about TVMDL’s digital cytology service then download the submission form.
Specimen: 2-10 digital images (cytology and gross lesion images, if applicable) saved as JPEG or PNG files.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$65.00||Details|
|Urolith Composition (FTIR)||
Determination of the chemical composition of uroliths by fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy.
Specimen: Clean, dry uroliths
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$28.00||Details|
|Histopathology – Postmortem 9 or More Tissues||
Histologic evaluation of postmortem tissues.
Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Cytology – Bone Marrow||
Cytologic evaluation of bone marrow aspirates and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
Specimen: All of the following: bone marrow in EDTA, 1 mL peripheral blood in EDTA, air-dried slides. Submission of a fresh peripheral blood smear is also recommended.
|Rabies Virus (FA) [Referral]||
Detection of antigen to rabies virus by fluorescent antibody test.
Specimen: Fresh brain (all animals) or entire head (small animals only)
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$0.00||Details|
|Histopathology Slide Review||
Review of previously read histopathology slides.
Specimen: Paraffin embedded blocks or H&E slides previously prepared at TVMDL.
|Malignant Catarrhal Fever (rtPCR)||
Detection of malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) by real-time PCR. This test can distinguish between the ovine, ibex, white tail deer, caprine and alcelaphine herpesvirus-1 strains of MCF.
Specimen: 1 g fresh tissue (lymph node, liver, spleen, kidney, lung) and/or 1-2 mL EDTA whole blood.
|Bovine, Caprine, Cervid, Exotic, Ovine||$30.00||Details|
|Mycoplasma spp. (PCR)||
Detection of Mycoplasma species by PCR.
Specimen: 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|
|Microfilarial Detection & Identification (Modified Knott’s Test)||
Detection and identification of microfiliaria by manual microscopy.
Specimen: 2 mL EDTA whole blood
|Canine, Exotic, Feline||$16.00||Details|
|Packed Cell Volume||
Measurement of packed cell volume (PCV).
Specimen: 0.5 mL EDTA whole blood or lithium heparin whole blood
|Parasite & Ova Identification (Fecal Sedimentation)||
Detection of fluke eggs in feces by fecal sedimentation.
Specimen: 3-5 g feces
|Microbial Identification Extended (Culture)||
Culture beyond standard methods when necessary to obtain a microbial identification for fungal or bacterial isolates.
|Salmonella spp. (Culture)||
Detection of Salmonella spp. by culture.
Specimen: One or more of the following: fresh tissue, feces, feed, drag swabs, other environmental specimen.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$15.00||Details|
|Cytology – Aspirate/Smear||
Cytologic evaluation of aspirates and/or impression smears and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
Specimen: Air-dried slide
|Brucella spp. (Culture)||
Detection of Brucella spp. by culture.
Specimen: One or more of the following: fresh fetus, placenta, testicle, swab.
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Ovine, Porcine||$12.00||Details|
|Drug Quantitation (LC/MS)||
Measurement of drugs in samples that have been determined to be positive by other TVMDL tests. Measurement performed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS).
One or more of the following: 5 mL serum, 10 mL urine, 50 g liver or GI content, medication, livestock feed, pet food.
|Drug Screen – Performance Animals (LC/MS)||
Detection of prohibited substances and permissible therapeutic drugs in livestock show or competition mammalian and avian species using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Quantitation of a positive sample is available for an additional fee. This test is not available for horses intended for racing, whether in training or competition.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 20 mL urine, 5 g feces, 10 mL serum.
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Equine, Exotic, Ovine, Porcine||$70.00||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.