Bovine Tests (264)
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.
|Bacterial Identification (Gram Stain)||
Classification of bacterial organism based on Gram stain characteristic.
Specimen: One of the following: fresh tissue, aspirate, exudate, impression smears.
|Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (EHD-2) by virus neutralization.
Specimen: 0.25 mL serum
|Bovine, Caprine, Cervid||$15.00||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.
Measurement of zinc by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
One or more of the following: 1 mL serum or plasma, 5 g fresh liver, 50 mg fresh liver biopsy (at least 3 Tru-Cut samples, no fluid added), 500 g feed.
For birds, 0.3 mL serum or plasma is adequate.
|Campylobacter jejuni (rtPCR)||
Detection of Campylobacter jejuni by real time PCR.
One or more of the following: bacterial culture, 1 g fresh tissue (fetus, placenta, lung), 1-2 mL stomach contents, 1-2 mL preputial wash, 1-2 mL cervical swab, 1-2 mL uterine wash, 1-2 g feces.
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Ovine||$25.00||Details|
|Insulin & Glucose – Fasting 12 Hour [Referral]||
Measurement of insulin and glucose from a fasting sample. This test is used for a diagnosis of insulinoma in dogs, cats, and ferrets and an indicator of metabolic syndrome in horses. Also used to document insulin resistance, especially in horses suspected of pituitary adenoma.
1 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$22.00||Details|
Detection of pentobarbital in submitted samples.
Specimen: 10 g liver or stomach content, medication, livestock feed, pet food.
|CBC – Livestock||
Measurement of WBC, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, PLT, and fibrinogen by automated analyzer. Microscopic blood smear review for WBC differential, cellular morphology, and hemoparasites.
1 mL EDTA whole blood or lithium heparin whole blood and 1-2 air dried slides
|Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Cervid, Ovine, Porcine||$15.00||Details|
|Abortion Panel – Bovine Serology Comprehensive||
Detection of antibodies to common pathogens that cause abortion in cattle. Panel includes Leptospira Panel – 5 Serovars (MAT), Neospora caninum (ELISA), Brucella abortus/suis (Card Agglutination), Neospora caninum (ELISA), Bovine Herpesvirus Type 1 (VN), and Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Types 1A, 1B and 2 (VN).
2 mL serum
|Metabolic Profile – Transitional Herd||
Biochemistry profile for groups of 10-15 clinically normal transitional heifers or cows. Profile include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, albumin, BUN, glucose, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, chloride, non-esterified fatty acids, NEFA:cholesterol, and beta-hydroxybutyrate.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum
|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|
|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|
|Neospora caninum (IFA)||
Detection of antibodies to Neospora caninum by indirect fluorescent antibody test. For canine, performed at 1:50, 1:100, and 1:200 dilutions; in bovine, performed at 1:200, 1:400, and 1:800 dilutions.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Cytology – Aspirate/Smear||
Cytologic evaluation of aspirates and/or impression smears and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
|Necropsy – Food & Production Animals 1001 lbs. and Over||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole animal to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
|Bovine, Caprine, Ovine, Porcine||$225.00||Details|
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|
|Bluetongue & Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Multiplex (rtPCR)||
Detection of bluetongue virus (BTV) and epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) by multiplex real time PCR.
One or more of the following: 1-2 mL semen, 1-2 mL EDTA whole blood, 1 g fresh spleen.
|Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Cervid, Ovine||$50.00||Details|
|Cryptosporidium (Acid Fast Stain)||
Detection of cryptosporidium oocysts by acid fast stain.
Feces or air-dried fecal smear
|Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 6 (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus type 6 (EHD-6) by virus neutralization.
Specimen: 0.25 mL serum
|Bovine, Caprine, Cervid||$15.00||Details|
|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|
|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|
|Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 [Referral]||
Measurement of insulin like growth factor 1 hormone (IGF-1). Results are useful in the diagnosis of acromegaly (growth hormone excess) or dwarfism (growth hormone deficiency). Interpretation of results by a veterinary endocrinologist is included.
0.5 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$68.00||Details|
|Drug Screen – Unknowns (LC/MS)||
Detection of a variety of drugs in submitted samples. This screen is designed to detect drugs not indicated in other TVMDL Drug Screens. This test does not include detection of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), salicylic acid, or salicylates. For these drugs, please also request Drug Screen – NSAIDs (1029).
One or more of the following: 5 mL serum, 10 mL urine, 10 g liver or stomach content, medication, livestock feed, pet food.
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Non Animal, Ovine, Porcine||$90.00||Details|
|Clostridium spp. (FA)||
Detection of 5 histotoxic clostridial species by the fluorescent antibody method. Targets include chauvoei, novyi/hemolyticum, sordellii, and septicum.
Fresh or fixed tissue