Ovine Tests (201)
An accession fee of $7.00 is applied to each accession/case, not each specimen. An accession is defined as samples from the same animal / herd / flock, originating from a single animal owner, submitted for the same condition, collected at the same time. This allows clients to receive bulk testing of same species (from the same owner) under one accession. Poultry submissions requesting multiples tests (e.g., AI, Mg/Ms, culture, etc.) for a single flock are counted as one accession.
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.
|Special Stain – Client Request||
Special slide stain as requested by the client.
Specimen: fresh or fixed tissue
|Small Ruminant Lentivirus (cELISA)||
Detection of antibodies to ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP) virus in ovine, and caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) virus in caprine by competitive ELISA.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
Identification of bacterial pathogens that cause septicemia by culture.
Blood inoculated into blood culture media.
Measurement of selenium by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
One or more of the following: 1 mL EDTA whole blood, 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (at least 3 Tru-Cut samples, no fluid added), 2 mL serum or plasma, 500 g feed.
For birds, 0.6 mL EDTA whole blood is adequate.
Blood, serum, and urine samples are tested on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with a turnaround time of 5 days. Tissue and feed samples are tested on Mondays and Thursdays with a turnaround time of 7 days.
Detection of abnormal prion protein, the suspected causative agent of scrapie, in both retropharyngeal lymph node and obex via immunohistochemical staining.
Antemortem: biopsy of the eyelid or rectal wall in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF).Postmortem: retropharyngeal lymph nodes, obex, or entire brain in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF). The entire head is also accepted. Certification for export of semen or embryos: the whole body must be submitted for collection and testing of brain, brainstem, spinal cord, palatine tonsils, spleen, mesenteric and retropharyngeal lymph nodes, and distal ileum.
|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|
|Salmonella Serotyping [Referral]||
Identification of a particular Salmonella serotype from a pure isolate by agglutination. When salmonella is detected via culture, the isolate is sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) for serotyping at no cost to the client.
Specimen: Salmonella isolate
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$0.00||Details|
|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|
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|
|Protein Electrophoresis – Serum or Plasma||
Tracing of albumin and globulin fractions by gel electrophoresis. Includes alpha 1, alpha 2, beta 1, beta 2, and gamma protein concentrations and pathologist interpretation, when indicated.
0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$45.00||Details|
Measurement of progesterone by chemiluminescence. Results gauge luteal activity, and in some species serve as an ovulation predictor.
0.5 mL serum
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine||$19.00||Details|
|Pregnancy Specific Binding Protein – Ruminants (ELISA)||
Measurement of pregnancy specific binding protein (PSBP) by ELISA. Results aid in confirmation of pregnancy in ruminants. This test is validated for cattle, small ruminants, bison, and buffalo. PSBP is produced after 28 days gestation in cattle, after 30 days of gestation in small ruminants, and after 40 days of gestation in buffalo/bison.
0.5 mL serum or plasma
|Bovine, Caprine, Ovine||$4.50||Details|
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|
Measurement of phosphorous in ocular fluid, serum, or urine by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum, lithium heparin plasma, ocular fluid, or urine
Detection of phosphine gas in GI content.
Specimen: 500 g frozen GI content
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$35.00||Details|
Measurement of phenobarbital by automated analyzer.
1 mL serum
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$30.00||Details|
|pH (pH Electrode)||
Measurement of pH levels in rumen.
500 g rumen content
|Bovine, Caprine, Cervid, Ovine||$20.00||Details|
Detection of petroleum hydrocarbons by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
One or more of the following: 500 g GI content, feces, soil; 100 mL water; 100 g source material
|Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Non Animal, Ovine||$25.00||Details|
|Pesticide Screen (GC/MS)||
Detection and identification of a variety of chemicals including organophosphates, organochlorines, carbamates, industrial pollutants, polycyclic aromatics, aliphatic hydrocarbons, miscellaneous pesticides, some natural products and some drugs using gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Samples are screened using multiple instrument libraries containing mass spectra for thousands of compounds. Positive identification of a suspect sample is made […]
One or more of the following: 30 g GI content, 10 g bait (source material), 40 g forage or hay, 20 g liver, 10 g crop contents, 20 mL water, 20 g soil, swabs.
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||$155.00||Details|
Detection of pentobarbital in submitted samples.
Specimen: 10 g liver or stomach content, medication, livestock feed, pet food.
|Parathyroid Hormone Related Protein [Referral]||
Measurement of parathyroid hormone related protein (PTHrp) to aid in the diagnosis of hypercalcemia due to malignancy. Note that a negative PTHrP result does not rule out malignancy as a cause of hypercalcemia. Interpretation of results by a veterinary endocrinologist is included.
0.5 mL EDTA plasma
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$56.00||Details|
|Parasite ID – Uncommon (Gross Identification) [Referral]||
Identification of uncommon, rare, or unusual endoparasites or ectoparasites based on morphological characteristics.
Individual or multiple parasites. Presence of two or more different parasites may reflect on charges.
|Parasite ID – Common (Gross Identification)||
Identification of endoparasites or ectoparasites based on morphological characteristics.
Whole parasite (helminth or arthropod)
|Parasite & Ova Identification (Fecal Sedimentation)||
Detection of fluke eggs in feces by fecal sedimentation.
Specimen: 3-5 g feces
|Parasite & Ova Identification (Fecal Flotation)||
Identification of parasite eggs, cysts, and oocysts by fecal flotation with centrifugation.
3-5 g feces