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AVIAN

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0001  COMPLETE AVIAN PROFILE
Est. WBC/Diff, RBC, MCV, Hgb, MCHC, PCV, Plasma Protein, SGOT, Glucose, Uric Acid, CPK, LDH, Calcium, Phosphorus, Cholesterol, & Chloride.
75ul of serum/plasma, 2 half-filled hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood
2 air-dried coverslips.
Same Day “Rocking”  the whole blood back & forth in the hct. tubes will more completely heparinize the blood & minimize clotting.
098A   COMPLETE AVIAN CHEM PANEL
Complete Avian chemistries only. (Without CBC)
75ul of serum/plasma Same Day
0002   MINI AVIAN PROFILE
Est. WBC/Diff, RBC, MCV, HgB, MCHC, PCV, Plasma Protein, Glucose, Uric Acid, SGOT & CPK.
75ul of serum/plasma,
2 half-filled hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood
2 air-dried coverslips.
Same Day Blood smears made on glass slides are acceptable but are NOT preferred media for exotics.
099A  MINI AVIAN CHEM PANEL
Mini Avian chemistries only. (Without CBC)
75ul of serum/plasma Same Day Tip:  One measuredinch of plasma in a hematocrit tube is equal to 25ul of plasma.

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

REPTILIAN

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0003 COMPLETE REPTILE
CBC including blood parasites and IBD check. T. Protein, SGOT, T. Bilirubin Uric Acid, Glucose, CPK, Calcium & Phosphorous
75ul serum/plasma,
2 half-filled hematocrit tubes of heparinized whole blood,
2 air-dried coverslips.
Same Day Spin & Separate serum/plasma prior to sending to avoid excessive hemolysis.
098B  COMPLETE CHEM PANEL
Complete Reptile chemistries only (Without CBC)
75ul of serum/plasma Same Day
0004 MINI REPTILE
EST WBC/Diff, RBC, MCV, Hgb, MCHC, PCV, Pl Protein, SGOT Glucose, BUN, Uric Acid, CPK.
75ul serum/plasma,
2 half-filled hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood,
2 air-dried coverslip smears.
Same Day Blood smears made on glass slides sent in place of coverslip smears are acceptable but are NOT preferred media for exotics.
099B MINI REPTILE CHEM
Mini Reptile chemistries only (Without CBC)
75ul of serum/plasma Same Day
015 COMPLETE AQUATIC
CBC including blood parasites & IBD check, differential with critical Aquatic cell analysis and the followingCA, T. Protein, Uric Acid, BUN, Creat. Albumin, LDH, Chloride, Glucose, Cholesterol, AST & ALT
120ul of serum/plasma
2 half-filled hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood,
2 air-dried coverslip smears.
Same Day

MAMMALIAN

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0114 SMALL MAMMAL
CBC (If sample volume warrants otherwise, an EST. WBC/DIFF), Glucose, BUN, Creatinine, SGPT, SGOT, Calcium,  Albumin, Globulin, A/G ratio, Total Protein, Phosphorus, T Bilirubin,  Cholesterol.
100ul of serum/ plasma,
2 half-filled hematocrit tubes of heparinized whole blood
2 air-dried coverslips or slides.
Same Day Separating Serum or Plasma from RBC’s prior to sending will minimize  hemolysis & enhance result quality.
0116 SMALL MAMMAL CHEMSTRY
Chemistries Only.
(Without CBC)
75ul of serum/plasma Same Day

FERRET TESTS & PROFILES

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0806  FERRET PROFILE, ALEUTIANS & EPH
Small Mammal Profile, Aleutians & Eph
150ul of serum/plasma
2 half-filled hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood
2 air-dried coverslips or slides
Chems – Same Day
Aleutians –  Same Day
EpH – 24 – 48 Hrs
0807  FERRET PROFILE & ADRENAL PANEL
Small Mammal Profile, Chemistry Profile and Adrenal panel offered by Tennessee.
500ul of serum/plasma
2 half-filled hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood
2 air-dried coverslips or slides
Profile-Same Day
Adrenal  7-10 days
Sample must be received by Thursday to be included in the following weeks run. Results are reported on Fridays.
0808  FERRET PROFILE & INSULIN TEST
Small Mammal Profile, Chemistry Profile and Insulin Test
500ul of serum/plasma
2 half-filled hct. tubes
2 air-dried coverslips or slides
Profile-Same Day
Insulin 48-72hrs

FERRET

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0803  ALEUTIANS AB 50ul of Heparinized Whole Blood Same Day
0804  ALEUTIANS AB  & EPH 50ul of Heparinized  Whole Blood & 25ul of serum/plasma 24 – 48 hrs
0812 ALEUTIANS AB, DNA & EPH 2 Full Hct. tube of whole blood, & 25ul of serum/plasma
0805  ADRENAL PANEL (Ferret or Rabbit) 400ul of serum/plasma 7 – 10 days Panels received by Thursday will be reported by Friday of the next week.
0956  INSULIN 400ul of serum only 48 – 72 hrs Needs to be sent with a small icepack and overnight.
0914  URINE CORTISOL/ CREATININE 1 ml of urine w/small ice pack 3 – 4 days

RABBIT

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0205  ENCEPHALITOZOAN CUNICULI 50ul of serum/plasma Run twice weekly –  Wed &  Friday
0037  PASTEURELLA MULTOCIDA TITER 50ul of serum/plasma Run twice weekly –  Wed &  Friday
0810  RABBIT PROFILE, PASTEURELLA TITER & E-CUNICULI 300ul serum/plasma
2 half-filled hct. tubes of heparinized whole blood
2 air-dried coverslips or slides
Profile- Same Day
Pasteurella-  Twice Weekly
E-Cuniculi- Twice weekly
Samples must be received by Wednesday to be included in Sundays run.

SPECIES SPECIFIC PROFILES

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION

0060  AFRICAN GREY I
CBC, Calcium, Aerobic C&S- 2 sources, and choice of: Fungal Culture or Gram Stain
0061 AFRICAN GREY II
CBC, SGOT, Uric Acid, Glucose, Total Protein, Calcium, Fungal Culture Aerobic C&S -2 sources includes check for Salmonella Screen.
0048 TOUCAN/MYNAH
Complete Avian, Double Culture & Sensitivities, Serum Total Iron, UIBC & TIBC
0050 AMAZON I
Mini Avian, Combo Culture Chlamydia Test – Choice of [  ] IGG IFA  [  ] DNA/PCR
0051  AMAZON II
CBC, SGOT, Uric Acid, Glucose, Calcium, Cholesterol, Aer. C&S w/ choice of Gram stain or fungal culture Chlamydia Test – Choice of: [  ]  IGG IFA   [  ]  DNA/PCR
0055 CONURE I
Microscreen w/SGOT
Combo Gram Stain
0040 BUDGIE I
CBC, Gram Stain, EpH
0045 COCKATIEL
CBC, EpH, Bile Acid, & Gram Stain
0075 GREYCHEEK
CBC, Gram Stain, Acid fast Chlamydia Test- Choice of: [  ]  IGG IFA   [   ]  DNA/PCR
0070 MACAW
Complete Avian Combo C&S w/fungal culture Chlamydia Test – Choice of [   ] IGG IFA   [   ] DNA/PCR

 

( Sample requirements on above bundles can be found with the individual tests.)

ELECTROLYTES

TEST NAME/DESCRIPTION SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS TURN AROUND SPECIAL NOTES
0108   ELECTROLYTE MODULE
Includes:  Sodium (Na), Potassium (K+), Ionized Calcium (CA++) and pH.
 150ul serum or plasma  Daily EDTA (LTT) tubes or heparinized hematocrit tubes are NOT acceptable. Lithium heparin (GTT) tubes are preferred.

 

Blood must be spun and separated immediately after acquiring the sample for Potassium (K+) to be valid.

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