UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine



Instructions for submitting a veterinary diagnostic sample:

1. Download the diagnostic submission packet below (the packet includes shipping instructions, sample submission form, FedEx reduced rate enrollment form, and a test list with pricing and recommended sample types).

SAMPLE SUBMISSION PACKET

SAMPLE SUBMISSION FORM ONLY

2. Print PAGE 2 of the packet (sample submission form), fill it out completely, and include it with your sample for shipment.

3. Make sure all your samples are in thoroughly sealed tubes or containers. Example: drippy poop in a glove is not a sealed container!!!

4. Ship the samples OVERNIGHT to the following address.

Real-time PCR Lab
3110 Tupper Hall
One Shields Ave
UC Davis, SVM
Davis, CA 95616-8737

We now offer FedEx Online Reduced Price Program.

Do not use United States Postal Service (USPS) . Even if shipping express, it will take an extra 2 days for campus central receiving to deliver it to our lab.

Available tests:

As a part of biosecurity monitoring (infectious disease control) program, we offer significant discounts for high volume submissions (10+ samples) for Salmonella spp, Enteric and Respiratory panels. Biosecurity options can be found under 'Panels' below.

Individual tests (scroll down for panels):

Bacteria:

Price Bacteria Sample Type
$42.00 Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Tick Fever, formerly E.equi) Tick, whole blood (LTT), CSF, spleen, liver
$42.00 Anaplasma platys  Tick, whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Bartonella spp (including henselae) Whole blood (LTT), tissue
$42.00 Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) Tick, CSF, synovial fluid, skin biopsy, urine
$42.00 Bordetella bronchiseptica Oropharyngeal swab, nasal swab
$42.00 Chlamydophila felis/psittaci Ocular swab, chloacal/choanal swab, placenta, feces, whole blood, liver, spleen
$42.00 Chlamydophila pneumoniae Bronchial wash, sputum, nasopharyngeal/tracheal aspirate/swab
$57.00 Clostridium difficileToxins A and B (quantitative load) Feces, bacterial isolate, colon tissue
$42.00 Clostridium perfringens Feces
$42.00 Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (Pigeon Fever) In order of preference: 1) abscess swab or aspirate, 2) skin biopsy, 3) whole blood (LTT), 4) soil
$42.00 Ehrlichia canis Whole blood (LTT), tick, feces, bone marrow
$42.00 Ehrlichia chaffeensis Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Francisella tularensis Whole blood, soil, ticks
$42.00 Lawsonia intracellularis Feces, fecal swabs, illium, tonsillar tissue
$18.00 Lawsonia intracellularis IPMA serology Serum
$42.00 Leptospira spp - more information on Lepto testing options Urine, CSF, aqueous humor
$42.00 Listeria monocytogenes CSF, whole blood (LTT), feces, placenta
$42.00 Methicilin resistance gene MecA Culture, urine, nasopharyngeal swab
$42.00 Mycobacterium Avium Complex Feces, colon, spleen, bone marrow, lymph node, liver, kidney, lung
$42.00 Mycobacterium spp Feces, liver, spleen, lung, kidney, bone marrow, lymph node, colon
$42.00 Mycoplasma felis Tissue only (nasal, eye, lung)
$42.00 Mycoplasma haemofelis and haemocanis (Haemobartonella) Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma haemolamae Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma haemominutum (cat small form) Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma haematoparvum (dog small form) Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma ovis Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma turicensis (Swiss form) Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Neorickettsia helminthoeca (Salmon poisoning) Lymph node aspirates, feces, spleen, liver
1 sample $42.00
2 samples $65.00
Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac Horse Fever)Both samples must be from same animal Please submit both feces and whole blood (LTT). Additional options include : tissue (intestine or colon), or bone marrow.
$42.00 Rhodococcus equi (vapA gene) Tracheal swab, tracheal wash, feces
$42.00 Rickettsia spp (including RMSF) Tick, whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Salmonella spp Feces, fecal swabs, GI tissue, bile, environmental samples
$42.00 Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (Strangles, quantitative load) Guttural pouch lavage, nasal swab/wash, tracheal swab/wash
$42.00 Streptococcus equi subs. zooepidemicus Nasal swab, nasal wash, tracheal swab or tracheal wash

 

Fungi:

Price Fungi Sample Type
$42.00 Aspergillus fumigatus Fluids or tissues at site of infection
$42.00 Candida albicans Fluids or tissues at site of infection
$42.00 Coccidioides immitis (Valley Fever) Fluids or tissues at site of infection
$42.00 Coccidioides posadasaii (Valley Fever) Fluids or tissues at site of infection
$42.00 Cryptococcus neoformans Fluids or tissues at site of infection
$42.00 Macrorhabdus ornithogaster Feces, fecal swabs
$42.00 Microsporum canis Fluids or tissues at site of infection
$42.00 Sporothrix schenckii Soil, culture, skin biopsy, sputum, synovial fluid, CSF, or swab of lesion.
$42.00 Trichophyton mentagrophytes Fluids or tissues at site of infection

Parasites

Price Parasites Sample Type
$42.00 Babesia spp (including canis, divergens, gibsoni) Tick, whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Babesia caballi (Equine piroplasmosis) Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Babesia conradae Whole blood (LTT) or spleen tissue
$42.00 Cryptosporidium spp Feces
$42.00 Cryptosporidium felis Feces
$42.00 Giardia spp (lamblia and intestinalis) Feces, GI tract tissue
$42.00 Leishmania Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Neospora hughesi and caninum Aborted material, brain, heart
$42.00 Sarcocystis neurona CSF, brain tissue
$42.00 Theileria equi (Equine piroplasmosis, formerly Babesia equi) Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Toxoplasma gondii Whole blood, CSF, feces, brain, placenta, mammary
$42.00 Tritrichomonas foetus Feces, fecal swab, GI tract tissue

Viruses

Price Virus Sample Type
$42.00 Bovine Leukemia Virus Whole blood (LTT), milk
$42.00 Bovine Papillomavirus 1 and 2 Skin biopsy, sarcoid swabs
$42.00 Canine Adenovirus 2 Nasal swab, ocular swab
$57.00 Canine Respiratory Coronavirus Nasal swab, tracheal swab, lung tissue
$57.00 Canine Distemper Virus CSF, ocular/nasal swab, whole blood (LTT), tissue or urine
$42.00 Canine Herpes Virus Ocular, nasal swab, tracheal swab or wash, pharyngeal swab, lung or nasal tissue.
$57.00 Canine Influenza Virus (H3N8) Nasal swab or wash, pharyngeal swab, tracheal swab, lung or nasal tissue
$42.00 Canine Oral Papillomavirus Mucosal biopsies including lesions
$57.00 Canine Parainfluenza Virus Nasal swab/wash, pharyngeal swab, tracheal wash, lung or nasal tissue
$42.00 Canine Parvovirus 1 (Minute Virus) Feces, GI tissue
$42.00 Canine Parvovirus 2 Feces, GI tissue, bone marrow
$57.00 Equine Arteritis Virus (EVA) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, lung tissue, semen, placenta, conjuctival swab
$57.00 Equine Coronavirus Feces

1 sample $57.00
2 samples $80.00

Equine Herpesvirus 1 (quantitative load) and genotype (neuropathogenic, and non-neuropathogenicc). Both samples must be from same animal to receive price break on second sample Please send both nasal swab and whole blood if possible. If not, by order of preference: 1.) Nasal swab or wash, (trans)tracheal wash, or nasopharyngeal swab, 2.) whole blood (LTT), 3.) CSF, 4.) marrow, placenta, lung or liver. Please click here for more EHV1 information.
Please inquire Equine Herpesvirus 1 transcript; presence or absence of active replication. Only available when EHV1 DNA is positive
$42.00 Equine Herpesvirus 2 (Due to a high prevelance of EHV2 in the horse population, this test should be requested for research purposes only. A positive PCR result does not necessarily confirm EHV2 as the disease causing agent.) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$42.00 Equine Herpesvirus 4 Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$42.00 Equine Herpesvirus 5 (Due to a high prevelance of EHV5 in the horse population, this test should be requested for research purposes only. A positive PCR result does not necessarily confirm EHV5 as the disease causing agent.) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$57.00 Equine Rhinitis A Virus (additional $15 for ERBV add-on) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$57.00 Equine Rhinitis B Virus (additional $15 for ERAV add-on) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$57.00 Equine Rotavirus Feces or fecal/rectal swabs
$57.00 Feline Calicivirus Oropharyngeal swab, nasal swab tracheal swab, pharyngeal swab, nasal or lung tissue
$57.00 Feline Corona Virus (FCoV) - associated with FIP Peritoneal fluid, whole blood (LTT), spleen, kidney, lung, feces
$42.00 Feline Herpesvirus 1 Ocular swab, nasal swab, tracheal swab, pharyngeal swab, conjuctiva swab, lung or nasal tissue.
$57.00 Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV subtypes A,B,C,F) SAMPLES FROM USA ONLY Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) exogenous form Whole blood (LTT), tissue
$42.00 Feline Parvovirus (Panleukopenia) Whole blood (LTT), lymphatic tissues
$57.00 Influenza A (H3N8) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
* Koi Herpesvirus PCR (*Please visit the teaching hospital website for submission form). Gill swab, liver, kidney, gill (or biopsies of these tissues)
$57.00 West Nile Virus CSF, brain, spinal cord, choanal swab, liver, kidney, spleen

Panels:

Canine

Price Canine Panels Sample Type
$125.00 Blood Transfusion Panel: A .phagocytophilum , E.canis , A.platys, Rickettsia spp, Leishmania, Babesia spp, M.haemocanis, Bartonella spp, M.haematoparvum, Babesia conradae Whole blood
$91.00 Neurological I Panel: CDV, N.hughesi and caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, B.burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR B.burgdorferi, and N. hughesi and caninum CSF, whole blood*
$125.00 Neurological II Panel: Canine Distemper Virus, West Nile Virus, N.hughesi and caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, A.phagocytophilum, Rickettsia spp, E.canis,  B.burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR B.burgdorferi, and N. hughesi and caninum CSF, whole blood*
$91.00 Respiratory Panel: Influenza Virus (H3N8), B.bronchiseptica, CAV2, CDV, CHV, Parainfluenza, Canine Respiratory Coronavirus, S.treptococcus equi sbsp. zooepidemicus Nasal swab or wash, tracheal swab, guttural pouch lavage, lung
$91.00 Vector-Borne Disease Panel:A. phagocytophilum, A.platys,
Bartonella spp, E.canis , Rickettsia spp, B.burgdorferi, Babesia spp, M.haemocanis *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR B.burgdorferi
Tick, whole blood*
$91.00 GI/Diarrhea Panel: C.difficile Toxins A and B (quanitative load), Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, Canine Parvovirus 2 Feces

Equine

Price Equine Panels Sample Type
$91.00 Respiratory Panel: EHV1 (quantitative load) and genotype
(neuropathogenic, and non-neuropathogenic), Influenza A (H3N8), EHV4, S.equi sbsp equi, Equine Rhinitis A Virus and Equine Rhinitis B Virus
Nasal swab or wash, (trans) tracheal swab or wash, pharyngeal swab or wash, or
lung tissue
$91.00 Vector-Borne Panel: A.phagocytophilum, Bartonella spp, Rickettsia spp, B.burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR B.burgdorferi Tick, whole blood (LTT)*
$91.00 GI/Diarrhea Panel: ECV, C.difficileToxins A and B (quanitative load), L.intracellularis, N.risticii, Salmonella spp Feces or fecal/rectal swab
$45 (if added on to standard panel), $91 (if ordered alone) GI/Diarrhea:Foal/Neonate: Cryptosporidium spp, Equine Rotavirus, Rhodococcus equi Feces or fecal/rectal swab
$155 Standard Equine Abortion Panel: Amycolatopsis spp, Crossiella equi, Escherichia coli (FhuA gene), Equine Herpesvirus 1 (genotype and quantitative load), Pantoea agglomerans, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Leptospira grippotyphosa, Leptospira spp, Panfungal, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus equisimilis, Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus Uterine swab, placenta tissue, or fetal tissue (stomach fluid, liver, lung)
$45 (if added on to standard panel), $91 (if ordered alone) Supplementary Equine Abortion Panel: Actinobacillus equuli, Equine Arteritis Virus, Salmonella spp, Staphlococcus aureus, Streptococcus equi sbsp equi Uterine swab, placenta tissue, or fetal tissue (stomach fluid, liver, lung)

Feline

Price Feline Panels Sample Type
$91.00 Blood Transfusion Panel: M.haemofelis, M.haemominutum, M.turicensis, FeLV, FCoV, Bartonella spp, FIV Whole blood
$91.00 Neurological Panel: Toxoplasma gondii, FCoV, FeLV CSF, whole blood
$91.00 Respiratory Panel: B.bronchiseptica, Chlamydophila felis, FCV, FHV1, Mycoplasma felis Nasal swab or wash, tracheal swab, guttural pouch lavage, lung
$91.00 Vector-Borne Disease Panel: A.phagocytophilum, A.platys, Bartonella spp, B.burg, Rickettsia spp **WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR B.burgdorferi Tick, whole blood
$91.00 GI/Diarrhea Panel:C.difficile Toxins A and B (quanitative load), Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, FCoV, Feline Parvovirus (Panleukopenia), Canine Parvovirus 2, Tritrichomonas foetus Feces or fecal/rectal swab
All testing on raw
$91.00 Feline Cytopenia Panel: FeLV, Feline Parvovirus (Panleukopenia), Canine Parvovirus 2, Bartonella spp, FIV Whole blood
$91.00 Ocular Conjunctivitis Panel: Chlamydophila felis, Feline Calicivirus, FHV1 Corneal swab
$91.00 Ocular Uveitis Panel: Bartonella spp, Toxoplasma gondii, FHV1, FeLV, FCoV Ocular swab, conjunctiva
swab, or corneal swab
$91.00 Feline Hemotropic Mycoplasma Panel: Mycoplasma haemofelis (Haemobartonella), Mycoplasma haemominutum, Mycoplasma turicensis Whole blood

Fungi

Price Fungus Panel Sample Type
$91.00 Fungus Breakout Panel: Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Microsporum canis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Coccidioides immitis Fluids, tissue 

Biosecurity

Price BIOSECURITY and INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL (10 samples or more must be submitted together to qualify for discounted pricing) Sample Type
$18.00 Salmonella spp: Any fresh samples will undergo a 20-hour selenite enrichment step before testing.  Fresh or pre-selenite enriched feces, fecal swabs, gastric reflux, bedding, surface swabs/washes/gauze
$20.00 Equine Herpesvirus 1: quantitative load and genotype (neurotropic, and non- neurotropic). nasal swab, nasal wash, tracheal wash
$32.00 IDC Enteric Panel: Salmonella spp, Clostridium difficile toxin A, Clostridium difficile toxin B. Fresh samples will be tested for C.difficile before undergoing a 20-hour selenite enrichment step and testing for Salmonella spp Feces, fecal swabs
$35.00 IDC Respiratory Panel: EHV1 (quantitative load) and genotype (neurotropic, and non-neurotropic), EAV, Influenza A, EHV4, S.equi Nasal swab or wash, tracheal wash, guttural pouch lavage

Sex Determination

Price Avian Sex Determination Sample Type
$15.00 Sex determination for chickens and psittacidae (parrot) family of birds. Blood, ccc swab, plucked feather

 

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