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Services & Fees

Effective March 6, 2014

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions. All fees are in US $.

Note on days tested and turnaround times: Samples must be received at least 1 business day before the scheduled testing day. New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin. Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time. If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

Submission form

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information.

Specimen Requirements:

10 gm or 2 tablespoons of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs (during hot weather)
Fee:
17.75
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
2-3 bus. days
Comments:

Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

1) whole fish 2) viscera

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
5.25 per fish
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1 bus. day
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

3-5 gm or 1 tablespoon of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs (during hot weather)
Fee:
20.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. days
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

3-5 gm fresh feces or fixed feces in 5% formalin (see comments)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
28.00 (Giardia IFA can be added at no additional charge)
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. day
Comments:

5 gm feces is approximately equal to 1 tablespoon; 5% formalin solution equals 5 ml of stock formaldehyde solution and 95 ml of water. Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

preserve in 70% ethanol

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
none
Fee:
26.25
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-30 bus. days
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

3-5 gm or 1 tablespoon of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
17.75 each
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. day
Comments:

Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

10 gm or 2 tablespoons of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
Freezer pack (during hot weather)
Fee:
22.00
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
2-3 bus. days
Comments:

Refrigerate samples, but Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

3-5 gm fresh feces or fixed feces in 5% formalin (see comments)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
28.00 (Cryptosporidia IFA may be added at no additional charge)
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. day
Comments:

5 gm feces is approximately equal to 1 tablespoon; 5% formalin solution equals 5 ml of stock formaldehyde solution and 95 ml of water. Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

1 ml serum or plasma

Shipping Container:

plastic or glass tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs or frozen
Fee:
34.75
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. days
Comments:

Do not send whole blood.

See also Knotts Test (Dirofiliaria) and SNAP 4DX

Specimen Requirements:

1 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
26.25
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. day
Comments:

Do not freeze.

See also Canine Anigen/Feline Antibody and SNAP 4DX

Specimen Requirements:

.5 ml serum, plasma or anti-coagulated whole blood

Shipping Container:

plastic tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
45.00
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. day
Comments:

Samples should be kept refrigerated. Serum or plasma may be frozen.

See also Canine Antigen/Feline Antibody and Knott's Test (DIrofilaria)

Specimen Requirements:

fresh whole fish or muscle tissue

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
1.00 per fish
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1 bus. day
Comments:

Visual observation for standard regulatory inspection.

Specimen Requirements:

preserve in 70% ethanol

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
none
Fee:
32.00
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-30 bus. days
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

15 gm or 3 tablespoons of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
23.25 (10 or more samples 17.00 each)
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. day
Comments:

Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

1) prepucial flush 2) cervical mucous

Shipping Container:

Tritrichomonas transport media

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
18.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-14 bus. days
Comments:

Transport media is supplied by the laboratory.