Feline Tests (174)
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.
|Feline Coronavirus (IFA)||
Detection of antibodies to feline coronavirus (FCoV), the causative agent of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), by indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) method.
Specimen: One or more of the following: 0.5 mL serum or plasma, 0.25 mL cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), 0.5 mL other fluid (e.g. peritoneal or thoracic).
|Coccidioides immitis (CF)||
Detection of antibodies to Coccidioides immitis, the causative agent of coccidioidomycosis, by complement fixation.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Coccidioides immitis (AGID)||
Detection of antibodies to Coccidioides immitis, the causative agent of coccidioidomycosis, by agar gel immunodiffusion.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
Measurement of lead 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.
If both zinc and lead are requested, the minimum sample is 0.60 mL EDTA whole blood or heparinized blood.
For bovine, 5 g kidney is required.
Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.
|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
|Histoplasma capsulatum (AGID)||
Detection of antibodies to Histoplasma capsulatum, the causative agent of histoplasmosis, by agar gel immunodiffusion.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Antibiotic Susceptibility – Companion Animal (Kirby-Bauer)||
Determination of the antibiotic susceptibility of pure isolates from companion animals by disk diffusion.
Specimen: Pure bacterial isolate
|Amphibian, Avian, Camelid, Canine, Exotic, Feline, Rodent||$20.00||Details|
|Histoplasma capsulatum (CF)||
Detection of antibodies to Histoplasma capsulatum, the causative agent of histoplasmosis, by complement fixation.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Urine Protein Creatinine Ratio||
Measurement of urine microprotein and creatinine by automated analyzer. Includes calculation of urine protein creatinine ratio (UPC).
Specimen: 1 mL urine
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$12.00||Details|
|Cortisol – ACTH Stimulation Profile – Feline (ChL)||
Measurement of cortisol at baseline, 30 minutes, and 1 hour post ACTH stimulation with Cortosyn (cosyntropin). Test performed by chemiluminescence.
0.5 mL serum
|Fecal Occult Blood (Guiac)||
Detection of fecal occult blood by the stool Guiac test.
Specimen: 1 g feces
|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
|Submit rabies samples to TVMDL||
Rabies cases are on the rise in 2015, and this includes positive cases in Texas and Colorado. Wildlife and domesticated animals are susceptible to rabies; it can be transmitted from one species to another primarily through virus-containing saliva in a bite. The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) routinely accepts domestic animals, exotic/wildlife species […]
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Rodent||Details|
|American Association of Feline Practitioners revises guidelines for Feline Hyperthroidism||
The American Association of Feline Practitioners has just issued new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of feline hyperthyroidism. The guidelines are available HERE. The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory offers several tests for feline hyperthyroidism and they adhere to the revised guidelines. View the tests below: Thyroid Panel 3
|Dirofilaria immitis Antibody – Feline (Lateral Flow)||
Detection of antibodies to Dirofilaria immitis, the causative agent of feline heartworm disease, by lateral flow.
Specimen: 1 mL serum or plasma
|Introducing Vitamin Panel, Vitamin A tests at TVMDL||
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) now offers a panel for vitamin A and E using liver or serum samples. In addition, TVMDL now performs a stand-alone vitamin A test in liver or serum. The combined Vitamin Panel can be used to quantify vitamin A and vitamin E levels in the liver or […]
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||Details|
|Analytical Chemistry Services||
Analytical Chemistry services at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) include Drug Testing and Toxicology tests. Analytical testing capabilities for these disciplines have evolved significantly. TVMDL utilizes chromatography and mass spectrometry to provide an array of toxicology and drug tests. Our instrumentation includes gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC/MS), tandem liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), high-resolution accurate mass spectrometry (HRAMS), high […]
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||Details|
|Feline Parvovirus (HI)||
Detection of antibodies to feline parvovirus (PLP) by hemagglutination inhibition (HI).
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|Helman joins TVMDL as Amarillo Resident Director||
On August 3, R. Gayman Helman, DVM, PhD, MA, joins the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) as resident director for the agency’s Amarillo location. The hire is a result of an exhaustive, national search to fill this important vacancy in the Texas Panhandle. Dr. Helman comes to TVMDL from IDEXX Laboratories, where he […]
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||Details|
|TVMDL retires Chlamydia Titer, Canine or Feline||
Effective immediately, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) will no longer offer serologic titer testing for Chlamydia Titer, Canine or Feline (IFA). TVMDL no longer offers this test due to the low number of requests. We appreciate your continued use of TVMDL for your diagnostic needs. TVMDL looks forward to providing quality, affordable […]
|Respiratory Disease Panel – Feline (PCR)||
Detection of pathogens commonly attributed to respiratory disease in felines; includes bordetella bronchiseptica, feline herpesvirus, feline calicivirus, influenza A, Chlamydophila spp., and Mycoplasma spp., all by real time PCR.
One or more of the following: conjunctival swab, nasal swab, pharyngeal swab, 1 g fresh respiratory tissue.
|Bacterial Identification – Companion Animal (Aerobic & Anaerobic Culture)||
Identification of a wide variety of bacterial pathogens in companion animals by aerobic and anaerobic culture.
One or more of the following: fresh tissue, urine, swabs, feces.
|Amphibian, Avian, Canine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Rodent||$30.00||Details|
|Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (ELISA)||
Detection of antibodies to feline immunodeficiency virus by ELISA.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
|Cryptococcus neoformans Antigen (Latex Agglutination)||
Detection of Cryptococcus neoformans antigen by latex agglutination. Performed at 1:2 to endpoint using 2-fold dilutions, if needed.
Specimen: 1 mL serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$20.00||Details|
|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);