Test Information

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).

To download a copy of our lab request form please click link below:

Lab Request Form


Johne's Disease
Suitable Sample:
  • PC

 

Unsuitable Sample:
  • EDTA
  • LH
Minimum Sample Size:
  • 4 mL whole blood (into tube treated for clot retraction)

 

Turnaround Time:
  • Up to 10 working days

 

Request/Test Included in:
  • Request test

 

Comments:
  • Complement fixation
    OR
  • ELISA
Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
Internal Codes:
Internal Laboratory: Dep't of Ag, WA
Internal Test Volume:
Joint fluid cytology and analysis
(Cytology - joint/synovial fluid)
Suitable Sample:
  • Direct smear; this is the most important sample to get for cytology
  • PC/sterile pot if sample is to be cultured (EDTA is not suitable for culture)
  • EDTA is better for cytology alone (see comment)
Unsuitable Sample:
Minimum Sample Size:
  • 0.5 mL if cell count is to be done

 

Turnaround Time:
  • 24 hours Monday-Saturday
  • Most results are available later the same day
  • Samples submitted late in the day may be read the next morning (results available by 1 pm)

 

Request/Test Included in:
  • Request test

 

Comments:
  • If sufficient fluid, place some in an EDTA tube and the rest in either a PC tube (without activator) or a sterile urine container.

 

Internal Use Only:
Internal Codes:
  • C10
  • C11 (second site, same animal)
Internal Laboratory: VP
Internal Test Volume: