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


Magnesium
Suitable Sample:
  • PC
  • LH
Unsuitable Sample:
  • EDTA
  • FL
  • CIT
Minimum Sample Size:
  • 1 mL whole blood

 

Turnaround Time:
  • 4 hours

 

Request/Test Included in:
  • Request test
    OR
  • EP 3
  • RP 2, 4
Comments:
Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
Internal Codes:
  • Individual test
  • Profile
Internal Laboratory: VP
Internal Test Volume: 25 uL
Malassezia Detection
Suitable Sample:
  • Sticky tape preparation (very good for Malassezia)
  • Air dried smears
  • Swab
Unsuitable Sample:
  • KOH (mineral oil scraping)

 

Minimum Sample Size:
  • Single smear

 

Turnaround Time:
  • 24 hours (Mon-Sat)

 

Request/Test Included in:
  • Request test

 

Comments:
Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
Internal Codes: D10
Internal Laboratory: VP
Internal Test Volume:
Mare Swab (not for CEM/Taylorella)
Suitable Sample:
  • Swab in Stuart's medium; this is ideal.
  • Swab that has not been placed in medium; this is less suitable as drying occurs.
Unsuitable Sample:
  • Culture plates are not accepted and will be disposed of if submitted.

 

Minimum Sample Size:
  • Swab

 

Turnaround Time:
  • 12-48 hours

 

Request/Test Included in:
  • Request test

 

Comments:
  • Do not refrigerate

 

Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
Internal Codes: M04
Internal Laboratory: VP
Internal Test Volume:
Marijuana
(THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabis)
Suitable Sample:
  • Urine

 

Unsuitable Sample:
  • Blood

 

Minimum Sample Size:
  • 5 mL

 

Turnaround Time:
  • Performed weekdays
  • Cut-off for same day result is 3pm 
Request/Test Included in:
  • Request test
  • Recreational drug screen
Comments:
  • Can be detected in urine for up to 10 days post-ingestion
  • Can also be done as part of the recreational drug screen
Internal Use Only:
Internal Codes: X11
Internal Laboratory: VP
Internal Test Volume:
Masticatory myositis - 2M antibody
Suitable Sample:
  • PC

 

Unsuitable Sample:
  • EDTA
  • LH
  • CIT
Minimum Sample Size:
  • 4 mL whole blood

 

Turnaround Time:
  • 3 - 4 weeks
Request/Test Included in:
  • Request test

 

Comments:
  • Diagnostic test for masticatory muscle myositis in dogs.
  • False negative results may occur if the dog has been on immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids for 7-10 days.
  • False negative results may occur in end-stage disease where there is marked fibrosis.
Internal Use Only:
  • Allow at least two weeks as goes to the USA
  • Requires request form & TNT international con note (pack 4)
Internal Codes: SU3
Internal Laboratory: University of California, La Jolla, California USA
http://medicine.ucsd.edu/vet_neuromuscular/forms.html
Internal Test Volume: Website states that 1-2 mL of serum should be sent (NOT whole blood)
MDR1 gene
(Multidrug resistance gene MDR1 testing)
Suitable Sample:
  • Dry swab of buccal (cheek) mucosa placed in a sterile container
  • EDTA whole blood
Unsuitable Sample:
  • Serum
  • Urine
  • Swab in transport media
Minimum Sample Size:
  • Dry swab or 2ml EDTA blood
Turnaround Time:
  • 5 working days
Request/Test Included in:
  • Request MDR1 gene testing
Comments:

Multidrug Resistance MDR1 gene expresses a protein involved in the transport of biological substances through the blood-brain barrier of dogs. Recently, a mutation (nt230[del4]) in the MDR1 gene has been shown to be predisposed in some breeds that can result in adverse reactions to some commonly administered drugs such as ivermectin and ioperamide. In affected dogs, exposure of these drugs at the normal administered dose can result in serious neurological side effects such as hypersalivation, ataxia, blindness, tremor, respiratory distress and even death.

 

Affected breeds:

Collie (approx. 50-75% are affected by the MDR1 gene mutation), Australian Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog, Old English Sheepdog, Border collie, English Shepherd, German Shepherd, White Shepherd, Waller, Longhaired Whippet, Silken Windhound, McNab and a variety of mixed breed dogs

 

Implicated drugs:

 

Anti-Parasitic Drugs - Ivermectin substances: Diapec®, Ecomectin, Equimax, Eqvalan, Ivomec, Noromectin, Paramectin, Qualimec, Sumex & Virbamec
Doramectine substances:Dectomax, Moxidectine substances: Cydectin & Equest
Loperamide substances - Immodium [anti-diarrhoeal]
Metronidazole substances - Flagyl
Chemotherapy Agents - Vinblastine, Doxorubicine, Paclitaxel, Docetaxel, Methotrexat & Vincristine Glucocorticoids (Steroids commonly used to treat auto-immune diseases): Dexamethason
Immuno-suppressives: Cyclosporine A
Heart glycosides: Digoxine & Methyldigoxine
Antiarrhythmics: Verapamil, Diltiazem & Chinidine
Analgesics - Morphine & Butorphenol
Anti-emetics: Metoclopramide, Ondansetron & Domperidon
Antibiotics - Sparfloxacin, Grepafloxacin; Erythromycin
Antihistamines - Ebastin
Tranquillisers - Acepromazine
Other drugs; Etoposide; Mitoxantrone; Ondansetron; Paclitaxel; Rifampicin.

 

  • Note: It is recommended that dosages are reduced by 25% in MDR1 carriers (normal / mutant) and by 30 -50% in MDR1 affected dogs (mutant / mutant).

 

Interpretation of the results:

 

Results will indicate whether the dog is;

  • Normal            - Both copies of the gene are normal hence the dog will not display the disease symptoms, nor will it pass the mutant copy to its offspring (N / N).
  • Carrier            - One copy of the gene is normal and one copy is a mutant copy. These dogs may display the disease symptoms and also may pass the mutant copy to its offspring (N / mut).
  • Affected         - Both copies of the gene are mutant and these dogs are very likely to display the disease symptoms. Affected dogs will pass the mutant copy to its offspring (mut / mut).
Internal Use Only:
  • Send to WDP - address attention Mahdad Karimi - Molecular dept
  • Updated 2/8/2011 LT
  • Now sent to Animal Network LT 17/7/2017
Internal Codes: GMRD1
Internal Laboratory: Animal Network
Internal Test Volume:
Melioidosis - Complement Fixation Test
Suitable Sample:
  • PC
  • See comments below (paired samples collected 2-4 weeks apart are the preferred sample)
Unsuitable Sample:
  • EDTA
  • LH
Minimum Sample Size:
  • 4 mL whole blood

 

Turnaround Time:
  • 1 week minimum
    Request/Test Included in:
    • Request test
      Comments:
      • The presence of antibody in a single serum sample only indicates previous exposure, NOT the current disease status of the animal.
      • It is necessary to demonstrate a rising titre for diagnosis.
      • Paired samples collected 2-4 weeks apart are the preferred sample.
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: S5
      Internal Laboratory: Ag Dep't
      Internal Test Volume:
      Metaldehyde
      Suitable Sample:
      • Fresh vomit
      • Fresh stomach contents
      • Liver (less suitable)
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • Blood, urine, faeces.

       

      Minimum Sample Size:
      Turnaround Time:
      • 2 - 4 weeks (check with lab)

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      Internal Use Only: Send to Health and Food Science Precinct Qld
      New test - cost will be approximately $180 to Vetpath
      Internal Codes:
      Internal Laboratory: Health and Food Science Precinct Qld
      Internal Test Volume:
      Milk Culture & ID only
      Suitable Sample:
      • Fresh milk (may be frozen)

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • Swab

       

      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 1 -2 mL

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 12-48 hours

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      • Frozen samples are stable for < 7 days (the fat protects the organisms)

       

      Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
      Internal Codes:
      • M20
      • M21
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume: 1 mL
      Milk Culture & Sensitivity (not Mycoplasma)
      Suitable Sample:
      • Fresh milk (may be frozen)

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • Swab

       

      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 1 -2 mL

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 12-48 hours

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      • Frozen samples are stable for < 7 days (the fat protects the organisms)

       

      Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
      Internal Codes:
      • M20
      • M21
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume: 1 mL
      Milk Mycoplasma Culture
      (no longer available)
      Suitable Sample:
      • Fresh milk

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • Swab

       

      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 1 -2 mL

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 1 week

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
      Internal Codes: Mmyc
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume: 1 mL
      Milk Streptococcus Typing
      Suitable Sample:
      • Fresh milk OR frozen milk

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • Swab

       

      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 1 -2 mL

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 24 hours

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
      Internal Codes: Mstr
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume: 1 mL
      MMA (methylmalonic acid)
      (Vitamin B12 for Large Animals/Cobalt)
      Suitable Sample:
      • LH for MMA in plasma
      • Milk
      • Tissue
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA

       

      Minimum Sample Size:
      • Minimum of 2 mL of whole blood for plasma MMA
      • 5-10 mL of milk
      • 100 gm of fresh tissue, preferably liver
      Turnaround Time:
      • 2 weeks

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments: Vitamin B12 is used to measure cobalt status as a deficiency of cobalt results in a deficiency of vitamin B12. In ruminants vitamin B12 is measured as MMA (methylmalonic acid); measurement of plasma MMA is the preferred assay for vitamin B12 status in cattle (vitamin B12 is necessary for the normal metabolism of MMA). Vitamin B12 deficiency results in elevated MMA levels.
      Internal Use Only: Anything greater than > 3 umol/L of MMA is significant elevation indicative of vitamin B1/cobalt deficiency (sheep, Dept of Ag).
      Internal Codes: B32a
      Internal Laboratory: Dept of Ag, WA
      Internal Test Volume: 1.0 mL LH plasma
      Monitoring panel - diabetic (canine or feline)
      (Diabetic monitoring panel - canine or feline)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC, FL and urine
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2ml whole blood
      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 hours
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      Comments:
      • Includes glucose, fructosamine and urine M,C&S.
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: BDMP
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume:
      Monitoring panel - electrolytes
      (Electrolyte monitoring panel)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC
      • LH (more accurate for electrolytes, but may not be suitable if wish to add other tests, particularly serology tests
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • FL
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 1ml whole blood
      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 hours
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      Comments:
      • Includes Na, K, Cl and Na:K ratio
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: B44
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume:
      Monitoring panel - hyperthyroid (feline)
      (Hyperthyroid monitoring panel - feline)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC and urine
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2ml whole blood
      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 hours
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      Comments:
      • Includes total T4, urea, creatinine, urine protein:creatinine ratio (including SG and wet microscopy)
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: EFHTP
      Internal Laboratory: vp
      Internal Test Volume:
      Monitoring panel - liver (canine)
      (Liver monitoring panel - canine)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      • FL
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2ml whole blood
      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 hours
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      Comments:
      • Includes AST, ALT, ALP, GGT, albumin, bilirubin and cholesterol.
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: B38
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume:
      Monitoring panel - liver (equine)
      (Liver monitoring panel - equine)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      • FL
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2ml whole blood
      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 hours
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      Comments:
      • Includes ALP, GGT, GLDH, albumin, bilirubin and total bile aci9ds
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: B39
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume:
      Monitoring panel - liver (feline)
      (Liver monitoring panel - feline)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      • FL
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2ml whole blood
      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 hours
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      Comments:
      • Includes AST, ALT, ALP, albumin, bilirubin and cholesterol
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: B38a
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume:
      Monitoring panel - liver (ruminant)
      (Liver monitoring panel - ruminant)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      • FL
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2ml whole blood
      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 hours
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      Comments:
      • Includes AST, ALP, GGT, GLDH, albumin and bilirubin
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: B38a
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume:
      Monitoring panel - phenobarbitone
      (Phenobarbitone monitoring panel)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2ml blood
      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 hours
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      Comments:
      • Includes phenobarbitone, ALT, AST, ALP, GGT and triglycerides.
      • Collect sample at any time between doses
      • More information on monitoring of therapeutic drugs is available in client information sheets.
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: B37
      Internal Laboratory:
      Internal Test Volume:
      Monitoring panel - Renal
      (Renal monitoring panel)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC (plus urine)
      • EDTA (for PCV)

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • LH

      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2ml blood

      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 hours

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      • Includes PCV, urea, creatinine, K, PO4 and urine SG.

       

      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes: B36
      Internal Laboratory:
      Internal Test Volume:
      Morbillivirus/Hendra (Equine)
      (Hendra (Equine Morbillivirus) ELISA)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • Minimum of 4 mL whole blood

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • Approximately 10 days, confirm with laboratory as may be longer.

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      Internal Use Only:
      • Batched and processed weekly
      • If the result is equivocal, it may be sent to AAHL and the result will be significantly delayed
      • Used to be routinely done at AAHL, switched to Dep't of Ag 03/04
      Internal Codes: SA7E
      Internal Laboratory: Animal Health Laboratory, Dep't of Ag WA
      Internal Test Volume: 1 ml serum ? (this was the AAHL requirement)
      Mucosal Disease (Bovine) - Detection of Antibody
      (Bovine Mucosal Disease)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC (not separated)
        PLUS
      • LH (not separated) OR EDTA (not separated)
      • LH is preferable to EDTA
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • PC
      • LH
      • EDTA that have been separated
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 4 mL whole blood

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 5 - 10 working days

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      • Antibodies can be detected by either agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID) or a serum neutralisation test (SNT).
      • Virus isolation can also be done, but requires specific samples and collection; it is essential to contact the lab in advance.
      Internal Use Only: The LH or EDTA is essential for calves less than 4 months of age, but not for adults
      Internal Codes: See Cathy for a price
      Internal Laboratory: Dep't of Ag WA
      Internal Test Volume:
      Multidrug Resistance Gene MDR1
      (MDR1 gene)
      Suitable Sample:
      • Dry swab of buccal (cheek) mucosa placed in a sterile container.
      • EDTA whole blood.
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • Serum
      • Urine
      • Swab in transport media
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • Dry swab or 2ml EDTA whole blood.
      Turnaround Time:
      • 5 working days
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request MDR1 gene test
      Comments:

      Multidrug Resistance MDR1 gene expresses a protein involved in the transport of biological substances through the blood-brain barrier of dogs. Recently, a mutation (nt230[del4]) in the MDR1 gene has been shown to be predisposed in some breeds that can result in adverse reactions to some commonly administered drugs such as ivermectin and ioperamide. In affected dogs, exposure of these drugs at the normal administered dose can result in serious neurological side effects such as hypersalivation, ataxia, blindness, tremor, respiratory distress and even death.

       

      Affected breeds:

      Collie (approx. 50-75% are affected by the MDR1 gene mutation), Australian Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog, Old English Sheepdog, Border collie, English Shepherd, German Shepherd, White Shepherd, Waller, Silken Windhound, McNab and a variety of mixed breed dogs

       

      Implicated drugs:

       

      Anti-Parasitic Drugs - Ivermectin substances: Diapec®, Ecomectin, Equimax, Eqvalan, Ivomec, Noromectin, Paramectin, Qualimec, Sumex & Virbamec
      Doramectine substances:Dectomax, Moxidectine substances: Cydectin & Equest
      Loperamide substances - Immodium [anti-diarrhoeal]
      Metronidazole substances - Flagyl
      Chemotherapy Agents - Vinblastine, Doxorubicine, Paclitaxel, Docetaxel, Methotrexat & Vincristine Glucocorticoids (Steroids commonly used to treat auto-immune diseases): Dexamethason
      Immuno-suppressives: Cyclosporine A
      Heart glycosides: Digoxine & Methyldigoxine
      Antiarrhythmics: Verapamil, Diltiazem & Chinidine
      Analgesics - Morphine & Butorphenol
      Anti-emetics: Metoclopramide, Ondansetron & Domperidon
      Antibiotics - Sparfloxacin, Grepafloxacin; Erythromycin
      Antihistamines - Ebastin
      Tranquillisers - Acepromazine
      Other drugs; Etoposide; Mitoxantrone; Ondansetron; Paclitaxel; Rifampicin.

       

      • Note: It is recommended that dosages are reduced by 25% in MDR1 carriers (normal / mutant) and by 30 -50% in MDR1 affected dogs (mutant / mutant).

       

      Interpretation of the results:

       

      Results will indicate whether the dog is;

      • Normal            - Both copies of the gene are normal hence the dog will not display the disease symptoms, nor will it pass the mutant copy to its offspring (N / N).
      • Carrier            - One copy of the gene is normal and one copy is a mutant copy. These dogs may display the disease symptoms and also may pass the mutant copy to its offspring (N / mut).
      • Affected         - Both copies of the gene are mutant and these dogs are very likely to display the disease symptoms. Affected dogs will pass the mutant copy to its offspring (mut / mut).
      Internal Use Only:
      • Send to WDP - address attention Mahdad Karimi - Molecular dept
      • Will accept EDTA blood, but prefer not to.
      • Updated 9/8 2011 LT

       Now goes to Animal Network LT 17/7/2017

      Internal Codes: GMRD1
      Internal Laboratory: Animal Network
      Internal Test Volume:
      Muscle enzymes - CK and AST
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC
      • LH
      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • Fluoride oxalate (glucose tube)
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2 mL whole blood

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 Hours

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      Comments:
      • AST may be from either skeletal muscle or liver origin
      • To assess muscle damage, measure both CK and AST
      • AST is also present in RBCs and activity may be higher in haemolysed samples
      Internal Use Only:
      Internal Codes:
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume: 30 uL
      Myasthenia gravis (AChR Ab)
      (Anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody - canine & feline)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      • CIT
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 2 mL whole blood

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 7 - 10 working days (allow at least 2 weeks)

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      • Diagnostic test for myasthenia gravis
      • Can be used in dogs and cats
      Internal Use Only:
      • Allow at least two weeks as goes to the USA
      • Requires request form & TNT international con note (pack 4)
      • Quote VETPATH customer number 4432 when submitting samples
      Internal Codes: SU1
      Internal Laboratory: University of California, La Jolla, California USA http://medicine.ucsd.edu/vet_neuromuscular/forms.html
      Internal Test Volume: Website states that 1-2 mL of serum should be sent (NOT whole blood)
      Mycobacterial Culture
      Suitable Sample:
      • Tissue (fresh); this is the optimal sample
      • Swab
      Unsuitable Sample:
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • Swab

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 1 week

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      • Tissue must not be frozen

       

      Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
      Internal Codes: M12
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume: N/A
      Mycobacterial Identification
      Suitable Sample:
      • Pure culture

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • Swab

       

      Minimum Sample Size:
      Turnaround Time:
      • 4 weeks

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
      Internal Codes: M31
      Internal Laboratory: PathCentre (address to Mycobacterial Lab)
      Internal Test Volume: N/A
      Mycoplasma hemofelis & hemominutum by PCR
      Suitable Sample:
      • EDTA

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • PC
      • LH
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 1 mL whole blood

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 5 - 7 days
      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test
      • Specify PCR (as separate from smear examination)
      Comments:
      • Previously named Haemobartonella felis (feline infectious anaemia)
      • PCR is a more sensitive and accurate technique for the diagnosis of Mycoplasma hemofelis.
      • The test distinguishes between M. hemofelis and M. hemominutum
      Internal Use Only:

      Send to Gribbles 10/9/16

      Internal Codes: G08
      Internal Laboratory: Gribbles
      Internal Test Volume:
      Mycoplasma PCR - Respiratory
      Suitable Sample:
      • BAL/Trach wash
      • Swab (less preferable)
      Unsuitable Sample:
      Minimum Sample Size:
      Turnaround Time:
      • 5 - 7 days
      Request/Test Included in:

      Request test

      Comments:
      • Detects Mycoplasma sp.
      Internal Use Only:

      Currently sent to Pathwest 10/9/16

      Internal Codes: M10
      Internal Laboratory: Pathwest
      Internal Test Volume:
      Mycoplasma Serology
      (no longer available)
      Suitable Sample: PC
      Unsuitable Sample: LH, EDTA
      Minimum Sample Size:
      Turnaround Time: < 10 working days
      Request/Test Included in: Request test
      Comments:
      Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
      Internal Codes: N/A
      Internal Laboratory: Dep't of Ag, WA
      Internal Test Volume: N/A
      Mycoplasmal Culture
      (no longer available)
      Suitable Sample: Swab
      Unsuitable Sample:
      Minimum Sample Size: Swab
      Turnaround Time: 1 week
      Request/Test Included in: Request test, with or without routine C&S
      Comments:
      Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
      Internal Codes: M09
      M10
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume: N/A
      Myoglobin in Urine
      (no longer available)
      Suitable Sample: Urine
      Unsuitable Sample: Blood
      Minimum Sample Size: 5 mL
      Turnaround Time: Same day Monday - Friday
      Request/Test Included in: Request test
      Comments: The test is not highly reliable and false negatives may occur.
      Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
      Internal Codes:
      Internal Laboratory: VP
      Internal Test Volume: 5 mL (can use slightly less)
      Myositis (masticatory) - 2M antibody
      (2M Antibody for Masticatory Myositis)
      Suitable Sample:
      • PC

       

      Unsuitable Sample:
      • EDTA
      • LH
      • CIT
      Minimum Sample Size:
      • 4 mL whole blood

       

      Turnaround Time:
      • 7 - 10 working days (allow at least 2 weeks)

       

      Request/Test Included in:
      • Request test

       

      Comments:
      • Diagnostic test for masticatory muscle myositis in dogs
      • False negative results may occur if the dog has been on immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids for 7-10 days.
      • False negative results may occur in end-stage disease where there is marked fibrosis.
      Internal Use Only:
      • Allow at least two weeks as goes to the USA
      • Requires request form & TNT international con note (pack 4)
      Internal Codes: SU3
      Internal Laboratory: University of California, La Jolla, California USA http://medicine.ucsd.edu/vet_neuromuscular/forms.html
      Internal Test Volume: Website states that 1-2 mL of serum should be sent (NOT whole blood)