PCR Testing

Test Description: Bartonella sp. PCR
B. henselae, B. clarridgeiae, B. elizabethae, B. vinsonii, B. taylorii, B. quintana, B. koehlerae
Test Code: 416
Specimen: 2mL whole blood (EDTA)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 5-10 days
 
 
Test Description: Calicivirus PCR
Test Code: 340
Specimen: Swabs: Oral or Nasal OR Tissue: lung, liver, spleen or lesion
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Information: If sending swabs, use synthetic swabs in 1ml saline or PBS
Availability: Results available in 4-7 days
 
 
Test Description: Calicivirus, Herpesvirus, Chlamydophila PCR (Feline)
Test Code: 563
Specimen: Oral, Nasal AND Conjunctival swabs.
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Information: Use synthetic swabs with 1ml saline or PBS
Availability: Results available in 5-9 days
 
 
Test Description: Chlamydophila PCR
Test Code: 512
Specimen: Tissue: aborted fetal tissue, Swabs: Avian- cloacal, pharyngeal, or choanal; Feline: conjunctival and/or nasal swab
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Information: If sending swabs, use synthetic swabs in 1mL saline or PBS
Availability: Results available in 5-9 days
 
 
Test Description: Distemper PCR
Test Code: 423
Specimen: 2mL serum (SST) or 2mL whole blood (EDTA), 1-5 grams tissue (lung, kidney, bladder or brain), OR nasal or conjunctival swabs
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Information: If sending swabs, use synthetic swabs with 1ml saline or PBS
Availability: Results available in 5-9 days
 
 
Test Description: Ehrlichia canis PCR
Test Code: 425
Specimen: 2mL whole blood (EDTA) or Tick (dry or in saline)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 7-10 days
 
 
Test Description: Feline Coronavirus PCR (FIP)
Test Code: 427
Specimen: 1mL whole blood (EDTA) or 1mL ascites or pleural fluid (WTT/Plain RTT) For dry form: biopsy from kidney or liver
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 5-9 days
 
 
Test Description: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus PCR (FIV)
Test Code: 426
Specimen: 2mL whole blood (EDTA)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 7-10 days
 
 
Test Description: Giardia PCR
Test Code: 428
Specimen: 3g feces (sterile fecal container)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 7-10 days
 
 
Test Description: Herpesvirus PCR, canine
Test Code: 424
Specimen: 1-5 grams tissue (lung, liver, adrenal gland, kidney, brain) in puppies, Or 1mL body fluid (nasal, vaginal, or oropharyngeal secretions) in older dogs
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Information: Aseptically collect body fluid. If sending multiple tissue types, please clearly label the tissue
Availability: Results available in 7-10 days
 
 
Test Description: Herpesvirus PCR, feline
Test Code: 424
Specimen: 1-5 grams tissue (trachea) OR Nasal AND Conjunctival swabs
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Information: If sending swabs, use synthetic swabs in 1ml saline or PBS
Availability: Results available in 7-10 days
 
 
Test Description: Leptospirosis PCR
Test Code: 371
Specimen: 10-20mL urine OR 1g kidney, liver, or placenta
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Information: Sample should only be submitted from animals that are free of antibiotics for 72 hours
Availability: Results available in 3-5 days
 
 
Test Description: Mycoplasma/Haemoplasma PCR (hemobartonella), canine
M. haemocanis and M. haematoparvum
Test Code: 803
Specimen: 1mL whole blood (EDTA)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 3-7 days
 
 
Test Description: Mycoplasma/Haemoplasma PCR (hemobartonella), feline
M. haemofelis, M. haemominutum, and M. turicensis
Test Code: 803
Specimen: 1mL whole blood (EDTA)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 3-7 days
 
 
Test Description: Rickettsia ricketsii PCR (Rocky Mountain spotted fever)
Test Code: 429
Specimen: 1mL whole blood (EDTA) or Tick (dry or in saline)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 4-10 days
 
 
Test Description: Toxoplasma gondii PCR
Test Code: 432
Specimen: 1mL whole blood (EDTA), TTW or BAL (WTT/Plain RTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 7-10 days
 
 
Test Description: Tritrichomonas PCR
Test Code: 832
Specimen: 1 tablespoon of feces
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: PCR
Availability: Results available in 3-6 days