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BASIC DIAGNOSTICS

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
300 COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT
Includes WBC, RBC, MCV, Differential, complete cell analysis and parasite screen
2 half-filled hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood, 2 air-dried coverslips Same Day In exotics, coverslip smears are most accurate, especially in critical cases.  Glass slides are acceptable but not preferred.
O16  AQUATIC COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT
Components as above with critical changes for aquatics.
See requirements above. Same Day
0190  PLATELET COUNT (SM. MAMMALS) 2 Half-filled Hct. tubes Same Day
0191  Reticulocyte Count 2 Half-filled Hct. tubes Same Day
0000  SINGLE CHEMISTRY
Specify chemistry.  Fee includes chemistry set-up charge.
50ul Serum/Plasma Same Day Choose from any basic chemistries. Bile Acid, Iron, T-4, Sodium and Potassium do not apply here.
0000  ADDED CHEMISTRY
Selected when adding chemistries to a requested blood panel.
50ul Serum/Plasma Same Day Choose from any basic chemistries. Bile Acid, Iron, T-4, Sodium and Potassium do not apply here.
014 MICROSCREEN
WBC/Diff, RBC, MCV, Hgb, MCHC,PCV, Plasma Protein, and your choice of one chemistry.
50ul serum/plasma
2 half-filled hct. tubes of   heparinized whole blood
2 air-dried coverslips
Same Day Choose test from basic chemistries. If choice is not made, the default is SGOT for birds and calcium for reptiles
0006 SPECIAL SCREEN
Est. WBC/DIFF, RBC MCV, Hgb, MCHC, PCV, Plasma Protein, plus two chemistries of your choice.
50ul of serum/plasma, 2 half-filled hematocrit tubes of heparinized whole blood 2 air-dried coverslips or slides. Same Day Choose 2 chems from basic chems.  Default chems are SGOT & Uric Acid for birds, or Calcium & Phosphorus for reptiles.

Avian & Exotic most popular and/or most frequently requested tests.

SCANS

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0010 SCAN I
CBC & Protein Electrophoresis
2 air-dried coverslips
2 half-filled hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood.
25ul of serum/plasma.
Same Day Good quick health screen. Lipemia or hemolysis will affect the Electrophoresis.
0011  SCAN II
CBC, Protein Electrophoresis & Bile Acid
2 air-dried coverslips
2 half-filled Hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood
50ul of serum/plasma
Same Day Great for health screen & liver function evaluation
0012  SCAN III
Basic Scan I plus
2 air-dried coverslips
2 half-filled Hct. tubes heparinized whole blood
150ul of serum/plasma
2 non-gel swabs (choana & cloaca recommended)
Basic Scan same day
Chlam. DCF 3 – 5 days
DNA 5 – 7 working days.
Good mini Chlamydia screen in cases where a chemistry panel is not needed.

ELECTROPHORESIS

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0021   PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS    
(EPH)
25ul of non-hemolysed serum/plasma 24 – 48hrs EpH serves well as a first line signal that disease processes are present.
021A   ADDED ELECTROPHORESIS
Eph added to any blood work is discounted.
25ul  of non- hemolysed serum/plasma 24 – 48hrs Hemolysis will affect Electrophoresis results.
0180     MINI EPH PROFILE
EPH, Est. WBC/Diff, RBC, MCV, Hgb, MCHC, PCV, Plasma Protein, Glucose, Uric Acid, SGOT, & Calcium.
100ul of serum/plasma,
2 half-filled hematocrit tubes of hep. whole blood
2 air-dried coverslip smears
CBC/Chems same day
EpH  24 – 48 hrs

ASPERGILLUS TESTING

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0194  DNA  – ASPERGILLUS DNA Tracheal aspirate or swab, air sac fluid, air sac swab, or granuloma biopsy. 2 – 4 days When submitting DNA testing, include a Heparinzed hematocrit of whole blood. Both the required Sample and the whole blood can be tested as one analysis (fee).
3021  ASPERGILLUS  AB  Elisa 100ul of serum/plasma 24 – 48hrs
3010  ASPER. GALACTOMANNAN 100ul of serum/plasma 2 – 3 days
3011  ASPER PANEL
Includes Titer and Galactomannan
140ul of serum/plasma 2 – 3 days
3009  ASPER PANEL + EPH 150ul of serum/plasma 2 – 3 days

SEROLOGY

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0016      AVIAN INFLUENZA  150ul of serum  (not plasma) 4 – 6 days
3020    CHLAMYDIA IFA 100ul serum/plasma 3 – 5 days Tests for IGG antibodies.
986      COBALAMIN  (B-12) 250ul serum/plasma minimum 3 – 5 days Separate serum immediately, protect from light and freeze. Ship with a small icepack. Thursdays
987     FERRET DISTEMPER IFA 300ul of serum minimum 3 – 5 days Tests for IGG antibodies
988        HEARTWORM ELISA 150ul of serum/plasma minimum 3 – 5 days
187     HISTOPLASMOSIS-AGID 100ul serum (not plasma) 3 – 5 days
371     NEWCASTLES SEROLOGY 200ul of serum (not plasma) 4 – 6 days
349        PACHECOS SEROLOGY 150ul  of serum/plasma 2 – 4 days
811        PARAMYXO 3 (Snakes) HI TITER  300ul of serum only 3 – 5 days Thursdays Only. Sample must be at lab by Wednesday.
0563      POLYOMA SEROLOGY 150ul  of serum/plasma 2 – 4 days
0025      SALMONELLA TYPHOID/PULLORUM 200ul  of serum 2 – 4 days
2013      SARCOCYSTIS  IFA 100ul of plasma/ serum 1 – 3 days
007        TOXOPLASMOSIS  HI 300ul of serum only 2 – 4 days Mon-Thurs.Only
993         VITAMIN A 400ul of serum 3 – 5 days Thursdays only, protect from light.
989        WEST NILE HI TITER 200ul serum only 3 – 5 days

DNA TESTING

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
000    DNA – AMPHIBIAN CHYTRID FUNG BD Lesional scraping or swab 2 – 4 days
3002  DNA – AVIAN ADENOVIRUS Heparinized whole blood +/or cloacal swab or Liver tissue 2 – 4 days
000  DNA – AVIAN CORONAVIRUS Heparinized whole blood, Cloacal swab, +/or tissue swab 2 – 4 days Specify species and subspecies.
0018  DNA – AVIAN GASTRIC YEAST Cloacal/Fecal swab +/- feces 2 – 4 days
0056 DNA – AVIAN HERPES VIRUS 100ul of heparinized whole testing blood. Alternate: Send 1 hct. tube of heparinized whole blood. 2 – 4 days For environmental testing submit swabs from desired area.
3005  RNA – AVIAN INFLUENZA A*
(genotypes 1-15)
Choanal/Cloacal Swab 2 – 4 days
0195  DNA – AVIAN MYCOBACTERIA Cloacal swab (preferred)+/or blood fecal swab, tissue biopsy, necropsy tissue or swab. 2 – 4 days
992-  MYCOBACTERIA SEQUENCING Cloacal swab 24-48hrs
0196  DNA – BEARD. DRAGON ATADENOVIRUS Choanal swab or necropsy
Liver tissue.
2 – 4 days
0197  DNA – BORDETELLA Choanal swab or necropsy tissue swab 2 – 4 days
3008 RNA – Bornavirus/ PDD
Helpful in evaluating for a PDD condition
1 hct Heparinized whole blood. 7 – 10 days Sample must be drawn Mon.-Thurs and we receive it the next day
000 DNA – CANV      Lesional scraping or swab 2 – 4 days Looks for Chrysosporium Anamorph of Nanni Zziopsis  Vriessi. (Bearded Dragon Yellow Fungus)
0034  DNA-CHLAMYDIA PROBE Preferred –
2 non–gel swabs-choanal & cloacal sources, plus 1 hct. of Heparinized whole blood.
2 – 4 days Gel swabs are not suitable. Swabs can be used and then placed into the plastic packaging.
1111  CHLAMYDIA PANEL Includes Chlamydia IGG IFA  and Chlamydia DNA 75ul of serum/plasma plus sample listed above for Chlamydia DNA 3 – 5 days for Titer
2 – 3 days for DNA
0198   DNA – CRYPTOSPORIDIA Gastric (snake) or intestinal (lizard) swab, cloacal swab, tissue biopsy, necropsy tissue or swab  2 – 4 days
0000   DNA – DUCK CIRCOVIRUS 100ul Heparinized Whole blood 2 – 4 days
0000   DNA – GOOSE CIRCOVIRUS 100ul Heparinized Whole blood 2 – 4 days
0000   DNA – PIGEON CIRCOVIRUS 100ul Heparinized Whole blood 2 – 4 days
2012  DNA- E.CUNICULI Urine 24-48 hrs.
0000  DNA- FERRET ALEUTIANS VIRUS 1 hct. tube of hep. whole blood +/or liver  tissue / biopsy swab 2 – 4 days
2003  DNA – FERRET CORONAVIRUS Cloacal Swab 2 – 4 days
0200 DNA  – FERRET HELICOBACTER Gastric swab, rectal swab or necropsy tissue swab. 2 – 4 days
000 DNA- LAWSONIA INTRACELLULARIS Rectal or fecal swab 2 – 4 days For Pigs,hogs and swine
0049 DNA- MYCOPLASMA AVIAN Choanal swab, or necropsy Tissue swab 2 – 4 days Gel swabs are not suitable (See below)
0201 DNA – MYCOPLASMA AGASSIZII Oral/pharyngeal swab.nasal swab, conjunctival swab or nasal lavage. 2 – 4 days
000 DNA- MYCOPLAMSA PULMONIS
For Mice and Rats
Oral, Tracheal, and/ or Nasal swab, lung tissue or swab 2 – 4 days
3004 RNA – PARAMYXOVIRUS 1 Specify Snake Paramyxovirus 1 or Avian Paramyxovirus (Newcastles) when ordering. 100ul of heparinized whole blood and 1 Cloacal swab 2 – 4 days Snake Paramyxovirus is only run when there is a group outbreak.
0035 DNA – PSITTACINE BEAK & FEATHER DISEASE 100ul of heparinized whole blood. Alternate: 1 hct. tube of heparinized whole blood. 2 – 4 days For environmental testing send swab from desired area
0036 DNA – POLYOMA 100ul of heparinized whole blood and/or cloacal culturette. 2 – 4 days Test can be run onblood, swab or both Blood testing is preferred.
000 DNA – SALMONELLA spp. Cloacal swab 2 – 4 days
000 DNA- SARCOCYSTIS Tissue Biopsy 2 – 4 days
0005 DNA-SEXING 100ul of heparinized whole blood 3 – 4 days DO NOT use an EDTA sample for any DNA.
000 DNA- TORT. ALPHA HERPES VIRUS Lesional scraping or swab, Oral/Claocal swab 2 – 4 days
2006 RNA- WEST NILE VIRUS 100ul of heparinized whole blood. 2 – 4 days
1111 CHLAMYDIA COMBO (DNA & IFA)    50ul Serum/Plasma, Choana & Cloaca Swabs (non-gel), 1 Hct. whole blood (opt) 2 – 4 days

 

Important Note:  Do not use gel swabs for ANY DNA/PCR tests or IFA’s.  It is better to use non-gel swabs routinely to avoid confusion at critical times.   Note: If gel swabs are all that is available, simply take the sample with the swab provided and do not place it into the provided gel-filled tube. Place the swab into the plastic wrapper and tape it closed.  Alternate: Cut or shorten swabs and transport them in RTT vials.

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