To locate information on a particular test, click on the relevant letter and follow the trail. eg To find information on sample requirements, test availability and turnaround time for FeLV, click on "F" and then click on the relevant test (FeLV soluble Ag or FeLV IFA).
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LAB REQUEST FORM
In small animals, includes:
In large animals, includes:
In cases of suspected exocrine pancreatic insufficiency submit a serum sample for a TLI (trypsin-like immunoreactivity).
In cases of persistent diarrhoea consider checking Vitamin B12 and folate levels in serum and faecal multiplex PCR.
Fresh faeces (important for culture)
NOTE: If sample cannot be cultured immediately, store at room temperature prior to transport to the laboratory.
During the COVID-19 crisis, this test will be performed by Vetnostics. The panel includes:
WDP panel includes (not currently available):
Goes to WDP Myaree
goes to Vetnostics Molecular department NSW
PCR panel includes:
Test includes the multiplex PCR panel and a concentration for cysts and ova.
Goes to WDP
Test includes the feline multiplex PCR panel and a concentration for cysts and ova.
The “occult blood” tests depend on detection of pseudoperoxidase activity of the haeme portion of haemoglobin and myoglobin.
Intact erythrocytes – haematochezia – will not cause a positive occult blood test result.
Diets containing red meat (lamb, beef or liver) can cause a false positive. This also applies to canned food. Feed a non-red meat diet for 3 days before collection of faeces (chicken, cottage cheese, rice, pasta). False positives can also occur with foods that contain peroxidases such as beets and tomatoes.
The sensitivity of the test increases if 2 - 3 separate faecal collections are tested.
Virus neutralisation test (VNT)
VNT = virus neutralisation test
Only run once a month, so turnaround depends on when the sample arrives relative to the next batch.
Cost to Vetpath - Animal sample $319.50 + GST, bait $118.14 + GST (Nov 2017)
Chemical Residue Laboratory (CRL)
Health and Food Sciences Precinct
39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains Qld 4108
Phone: 07 3276 6100
Fax: 07 3216 6565
FP1 includes a CBC, ALT, ALP, bilirubin, urea, creatinine, glucose, total protein, albumin, globulins, urine SG
FP3 includes CBC, ALT, ALP, GGT, urea, creatinine, glucose, bilirubin, total protein, albumin, globulin, Na, K, urine SG.
The FP5 is the FP2 biochemistry panel, and includes CK, AST, ALT, ALP, GGT, bilirubin, urea, creatinine, glucose, cholesterol, Na, K, Cl, total protein, albumin, globulin, calcium, phosphorus, urine SG and BOHB if indicated.
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