Avian Tests (130)
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.
|Virus Isolation (Cell Culture)||
Isolation and identification of various viruses using cell culture methods.
One or more of the following: 2-5 g fresh tissue, 0.5-1 mL semen, 5-10 mL EDTA or 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||$40.00||Details|
|Virus Isolation (Egg Inoculation)||
General procedure utilized for the isolation and identification of viruses.
One or more of the following: 1-5 fresh tissue, swabs from affected area(s), other samples as deemed appropriate by submitter and/or professional staff.
|Vitamin D Profile [Referral]||
Measurement of Vitamin D to determine toxicity or deficiency. 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).
Specimen: 1.5 mL serum
|Avian, Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine||$65.00||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|
Measurement of zinc by inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry.
Specimen: 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.Turnaround time is 1-3 days for serum/blood samples; 2-5 days for tissue or feed samples.