Equine Tests (229)
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.
|Vitamin E (HPLC)||
Measurement of vitamin E by high-performance liquid chromatography.
10 g liver or 2 mL serum.
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$45.00||Details|
|Urine Crystal Identification||
Microscopic identification of urinary crystals.
Specimen: 3 mL urine
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$8.00||Details|
|Necropsy – Aborted Fetus or Fertile Egg||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole fetus or egg to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
Fresh aborted fetus
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|
|West Nile Virus (rtPCR)||
Detection of West Nile virus by real time PCR.
Mammals: fresh brain, spinal cord, or cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).
Avian: EDTA whole blood, 1g fresh tissue (liver, spleen, kidney, bone marrow, brain, heart), oral or cloacal swabs (preferably with a few drops of transport media or saline). Note that oral swabs may not be appropriate for all bird species such as raptors.
Other: whole mosquitos.
|Avian, Camelid, Equine, Insect||$30.00||Details|
|Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Indiana Strain (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to the Indiana strain of vesicular stomatitis virus (VS IN) by virus neutralization. Performed at a starting dilution of 1:8.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|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|
|Tick-borne Pathogen Panel (rtPCR)||
Detection of tick-borne pathogens by real time PCR. Includes Rickettsiales species (Ehrlichia canis, E. chaffeensis, E. ewingii, Rickettsia rickettsii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum); Borrelia species (B. burgdoreferi, B. hermsii, B. parkeri, B. turicatae); and Babesia species (B. gibsoni, B. canis, B. caballi).
0.5 - 2 mL EDTA whole blood or tick(s)
|Vitamin D Profile [Referral]||
Measurement of Vitamin D to determine toxicity or deficiency. The profile includes PTH, ionized calcium, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D. This assay will detect metabolites of cholecalciferol (rat poisons, vitamin D supplements), but it will not detect toxicity due to calcitriol (Rocaltrol) or calcipotriene (Dovonex – anti-psoriasis cream).
1.5 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$68.00||Details|
|Histopathology – Postmortem 9 or More Tissues||
Histologic evaluation of postmortem tissues.
Specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF)
|Drug Screen & DNA Typing Panel [Referral]||
This panel includes TVMDL’s Drug Screen – Beta Agonists in Equine Hair (LCMS) test and a referral test for DNA typing. The Drug Screen includes detection of beta-agonist drugs in equine hair by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Targets include clenbuterol, ractopamine, zilpaterol, bambuterol, and albuterol. The DNA typing includes an individual genotyping/DNA profile/genetic marker report, ancestry […]
Specimen: Quarter inch diameter of mane (preferred), tail, or body hair with the roots/follicles intact.
|Cytology – Bone Marrow||
Cytologic evaluation of bone marrow aspirates and microscopic evaluation by a clinical pathologist.
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.
|Chemistry Profile – Equine||
Measurement of total protein, albumin, calcium, phosphorus, glucose, BUN, creatinine, total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, CPK, AST, GGT, GLDH, A/G ratio, globulin, sodium, potassium, and chloride by automated analyzer.
Specimen: 0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
|Fungal Identification (Culture)||
Identification of a wide variety of fungal pathogens by culture.
One or more of the following: fresh tissue, urine, dray swabs, feces, hair.
|Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$20.00||Details|
|Anaplasma phagocytophilum (IFA)||
Detection of antibodies to Anaplasma phagocytophilum (formerly known as Ehrlichia equi) by indirect fluorescent antibody test. Performed at 1:64, 1:128, 1:256, 1:512, 1:1024, and 1:2048 dilutions.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Blood Smear Examination – Mammalian||
Microscopic WBC differential, cellular morphology, and hemoparasite exam.
Specimen: 1-2 air-dried blood smear slides
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent||$20.00||Details|
|Necropsy – Equine 1001-2000 lbs.||
Post-mortem examination and dissection of a whole animal to harvest tissues and determine a cause of death.
Measurement of gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) by automated analyzer.
0.5 mL serum or lithium heparin plasma
|Arsenic – Inorganic (Reinsch)||
Detection of arsenic salts by the qualitative Reinsch test. Targets include calcium arsenate, lead arsenate, and lead arsenate.
Specimen: One of the following: 500 g GI content, 500 g soil, 10 g suspect powder.
|Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$25.00||Details|
|Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Indiana Strain @ 1:12 Dilution (VN)||
Detection of antibodies to the Indiana strain of vesicular stomatitis virus (VS NJ) by virus neutralization. Performed at a 1:12 dilution.
Specimen: 1 mL serum
|Drug Screen – Drugs of Abuse (LC/MS)||
Detection of amphetamines, benzodiazepines, promazines, barbiturates, opiates, marijuana, and other drug types by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Test Description: Targets include: amphetamine, methamphetamine, MDMA, MDA, bromazepam, demoxepam, diazepam, etizolam, flunitrazepam, lorazepam, midazolam, nordazepam, prazepam, temazepam, acepromazine, 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine sulfoxide (2-HEPS), chlorpromazine, propionylpromazine, promethazine, allobarbital, aprobarbital, phenobarbital, pentobarbital, secobarbital, alfentanil, buprenorphine, butorphanol, codeine, fentanyl, heroin, hydrocodone, levorphanol, […]
5 mL serum or 10 mL urine
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$150.00||Details|
Cytologic evaluation of digital images. Learn more about TVMDL’s digital cytology service, then download the submission form.
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|
|Brucella abortus / suis (Card Agglutination)||
Detection of antibodies to Brucella abortus and Brucella suis, the causative agents of brucellosis, by card agglutination.
1 mL serum or plasma
|Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Ovine, Porcine||$3.00||Details|
|Equine Coronavirus (rtPCR) [Referral]||
Detection of equine enteric coronavirus by PCR.
Specimen: One of the following: 1 g or 1 mL fresh feces; 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm fresh intestinal necropsy tissue; or fecal swab. Nasal swabs and lung tissue are not acceptable for equine testing.