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):

**The prices listed below go into effect starting on October 1st, 2014. All samples received on or after this date will be subject to this pricing. Please call the lab if you need current pricing for September 2014.**

Bacteria:

Price Bacteria Sample Type
$42.00 Actinobacillus equuli Placenta tissue, cervix swab, or uterine swab
$42.00 Amycolatopsis spp Placenta tissue, cervix swab, or uterine swab
$42.00 Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Tick Fever, formerly E.equi) Tick, whole blood (LTT), CSF, spleen, liver
$42.00 Anaplasma platys  Tick or whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Bartonella spp (including henselae) Whole blood (LTT) or spleen tissue
$42.00 Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) Tick, CSF, synovial fluid, skin biopsy in region of tick bite, or urine
$42.00 Bordetella bronchiseptica Oropharyngeal swab or nasal swab
$42.00 Chlamydophila felis/psittaci Feline - nasal or conjunctiva swab, Avian - conjunctiva, cloac, and choana swab
$42.00 Chlamydophila pneumoniae Bronchial wash, sputum, nasopharyngeal/tracheal aspirate/swab
$59.00 Clostridium difficileToxins A and B (quantitative load) Feces, bacterial isolate, or colon tissue
$42.00 Clostridium perfringens Feces, fecal swab, or colon tissue
$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, CSF, joint fluid, or liver tissue
$42.00 Ehrlichia chaffeensis Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Francisella tularensis Oropharyngeal or conjunctiva swab, swab of lesion, skin biopsy, spleen, lung, or lymph node tissues
$42.00 Klebsiella pneumoniae Placenta tissue, cervix swab, or uterine swab
$42.00 Lawsonia intracellularis PCR Feces, fecal swab, or rectal swab
$18.00 Lawsonia intracellularis IPMA serology Serum (RTT)
$42.00 Leptospira spp - more information on Lepto testing options

Urine, CSF, aqueous humor, kidney or liver tissues

$42.00 Leptospira grippotyphosa Placenta tissue, cervix swab, uterine swab, or ocular swab
$42.00 Listeria monocytogenes CSF, whole blood (LTT), feces, placenta, food, or soil
$42.00 Mycobacterium avium Complex

Feces, colon, spleen, bone marrow, lymph node, liver, kidney, or lung tissues

$42.00 Mycobacterium spp Sputum, nasal swab, lymph node, liver, lung, or spleen tissues, bone marrow, or food
$42.00 Mycoplasma felis Nasal swab, throat swab, or tissues (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) Whole blood (LTT), lymph node aspirate, feces, spleen, liver tissues
1 sample $42.00
2 samples $70.00
Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac Horse Fever)Both samples must be from same animal Please submit both feces and whole blood (LTT) if possible. Additional options include: tissue (intestine or colon) or bone marrow.
$42.00 Pantoea agglomerans Placenta tissue, cervix swab, uterine swab
$42.00 Pseudomonas aeruginosa Placenta tissue, cervix swab, uterine swab, urine, or ocular swab
$42.00 Rhodococcus equi (vapA gene) Tracheal swab, tracheal wash, feces
$42.00 Rickettsia spp (including RMSF) Tick or whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Salmonella spp Feces, fecal swabs, GI tissue, environmental samples
$42.00 Staphylococcus aureus with methicillin resistance gene MecA (MRSA) Culture, swab of infection site, urine, or nasopharyngeal swab
$42.00 Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp equisimilis Placenta tissue, cervix swab, or uterine swab
$42.00 Streptococcus equi subsp equi (Strangles, quantitative load) Guttural pouch lavage, nasal swab/wash, tracheal wash
$42.00 Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus

Transtracheal wash, swab of draining abscess, placenta tissue, or uterine swab

**The prices listed below go into effect starting on October 1st, 2014. All samples received on or after this date will be subject to this pricing. Please call the lab if you need current pricing for September 2014.**

Fungi:

Price Fungi Sample Type
$42.00 Aspergillus fumigatus Lung tissue, skin biopsy, other fluids/tissues/swabs taken at infection site
$42.00 Candida albicans Skin biopsy, other fluids/tissues/swabs taken at infection site
$42.00 Coccidioides immitis/posadasii (Valley Fever) - differentiation upon request Lung tissue, skin biopsy, other fluids/tissues/swabs taken at infection site
$42.00 Cryptococcus neoformans v. neoformans Biopsy, swab, or aspirate of lesion, CSF, nasopharyngeal swab, or lung tissue
$42.00 Macrorhabdus ornithogaster Feces or fecal swab
$42.00 Microsporum canis Lesion biopsy or swab
$42.00 Sporothrix schenckii Soil, culture, skin biopsy, synovial fluid, CSF, or swab of lesion.
$42.00 Trichophyton mentagrophytes Lesion biopsy or swab

Parasites

Price Parasites Sample Type
$42.00 Babesia spp (including canis, divergens, gibsoni) Whole blood (LTT) or tick
$42.00 Babesia caballi (Equine piroplasmosis) Whole blood (LTT), tick, or spleen tissue
$42.00 Babesia conradae Whole blood (LTT), tick, or spleen tissue
$42.00 Cryptosporidium spp Feces or GI tissue
$42.00 Cryptosporidium felis Feces or GI tissue
$42.00 Giardia spp (lamblia and intestinalis) Feces, GI tissue
$42.00 Leishmania Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Neospora hughesi and caninum CSF, aborted material, brain, heart
$42.00 Sarcocystis neurona CSF or brain tissue
$42.00 Theileria equi (Equine piroplasmosis, formerly Babesia equi)

Whole blood (LTT), tick, or spleen tissue

$42.00 Toxoplasma gondii Whole blood (LTT), CSF, feces, brain, placenta, or mammary tissue
$42.00 Tritrichomonas foetus Feline: Feces, fecal swab, GI tract tissue, Bovine: Feces, fecals wab, GI tract tissue, penile or vaginal swab

**The prices listed below go into effect starting on October 1st, 2014. All samples received on or after this date will be subject to this pricing. Please call the lab if you need current pricing for September 2014.**

Viruses

Price Virus Sample Type
$42.00 Bovine Leukemia Virus Whole blood (LTT), milk
$59.00 Bovine Papillomavirus 1 and 2 Skin biopsy, sarcoid biopsy, or sarcoid swab
$42.00 Canine Adenovirus 2

Nasal swab, tracheal wash, ocular swab, or lung tissue

$58.00 Canine Respiratory Coronavirus Nasal swab, tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$58.00 Canine Distemper Virus CSF, ocular/nasal swab, whole blood (LTT), brain tissue, or urine
$42.00 Canine Herpes Virus Ocular, nasal swab, tracheal wash, pharyngeal swab, lung or nasal tissue.
$42.00 Canine Oral Papillomavirus Mucosal biopsies including lesion or swab of lesion
$58.00 Canine Parainfluenza Virus Nasal swab/wash, pharyngeal swab, tracheal wash, lung or nasal tissue
$42.00 Canine Parvovirus 1 (Minute Virus) Feces or GI tissue
$42.00 Canine Parvovirus 2 Feces or GI tissue
$58.00 Equine Arteritis Virus (EVA) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, lung tissue, semen, placenta, conjuctival swab
$58.00 Equine Coronavirus Feces

1 sample $64.00
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, lung tissue, or whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Equine Herpesvirus 3 Vaginal swab, penile swab, or biopsy of sore
$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, lung tissue, or whole blood (LTT)
$58.00 Equine Rhinitis A Virus (additional $15 for ERBV add-on) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$58.00 Equine Rhinitis B Virus (additional $15 for ERAV add-on) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$58.00 Equine Rotavirus Feces, fecal swab, or rectal swab
$58.00 Feline Calicivirus Oropharyngeal swab, nasal swab, pharyngeal swab, nasal or lung tissue
$58.00 Feline Corona Virus (FCoV) - associated with FIP Peritoneal fluid, feces, CSF, whole blood (LTT), ocular swab, spleen, kidney, or lung tissue
$42.00 Feline Herpesvirus 1 Ocular swab, nasal swab, pharyngeal swab, conjuctiva swab, lung or nasal tissue.
$59.00 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), CSF, bone marrow, or tissue
$42.00 Feline Parvovirus (Panleukopenia) Feces, whole blood (LTT), or lymphatic tissues
$58.00 Influenza A (H3N8) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$42.00 Koi Herpesvirus Gill swab, liver tissue, kidney tissue, gill cutting
$58.00 West Nile Virus Avian: Swab of choana, cloaca, conjunctiva. Other: CSF, brain, spinal cord, liver, kidney, spleen

Panels:

**The prices listed below go into effect starting on October 1st, 2014. All samples received on or after this date will be subject to this pricing. Please call the lab if you need current pricing for September 2014.**

Canine

Price Canine Panels Sample Type
$137.00 Blood Transfusion Panel: A.phagocytophilum, E.canis, A.platys, Rickettsia spp, Leishmania, Babesia spp, M.haemocanis, Bartonella spp, M.haematoparvum, Babesia conradae Whole blood (LTT)
$95.00 Neurological I Panel: CDV, N.hughesi and caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, B.burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR B.burgdorferi and N.hughesi and caninum testing by qPCR CSF, whole blood (LTT)*
$127.00 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 testing by qPCR CSF, whole blood (LTT)*
$101.00 Respiratory Panel: Influenza Virus (H3N8), B.bronchiseptica, CAV2, CDV, CHV, Parainfluenza, Canine Respiratory Coronavirus, Streptococcus equi sbsp zooepidemicus Nasal swab or wash, tracheal wash, guttural pouch lavage, lung tissue
$102.00 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 testing by qPCR
Tick, whole blood (LTT)*
$93.00 GI/Diarrhea Panel: C.difficile toxins A and B (quantitative load), Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, Canine Parvovirus 2 Feces or fecal swab

Equine

Price Equine Panels Sample Type
$98.00 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 wash, pharyngeal swab or wash, or
lung tissue
$80.00 Vector-Borne Panel: A.phagocytophilum, Bartonella spp, Rickettsia spp, B.burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR B.burgdorferi testing by qPCR Tick or whole blood (LTT)*
$98.00 GI/Diarrhea Panel: Equine coronavirus, C.difficile toxins A and B (quantitative load), L.intracellularis, N.risticii, Salmonella spp Feces, fecal swab, or rectal swab
$48 (if added on to standard panel), $95 (if ordered alone) GI/Diarrhea:Foal/Neonate: Cryptosporidium spp, Equine Rotavirus, Rhodococcus equi Feces, fecal swab, or 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 spp, Panfungal, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus equisimilis, Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus Uterine swab, placenta tissue, or fetal tissue (stomach fluid, liver, lung)
$48 (if added on to standard panel), $95 (if ordered alone) Supplementary Equine Abortion Panel: Actinobacillus equuli, Equine Arteritis Virus, Salmonella spp, Staphlococcus aureus Uterine swab, placenta tissue, or fetal tissue (stomach fluid, liver, lung)

Feline

Price Feline Panels Sample Type
$101.00 Blood Transfusion Panel: M.haemofelis, M.haemominutum, M.turicensis, FeLV, FCoV, Bartonella spp, FIV Whole blood (LTT)
$95.00 Neurological Panel: Toxoplasma gondii, FCoV, FeLV CSF or whole blood (LTT)
$98.00 Respiratory Panel: B.bronchiseptica, Chlamydophila felis, FCV, FHV1, Mycoplasma felis Nasal swab, throat swab, or lung tissue
$97.00 Vector-Borne Disease Panel: A.phagocytophilum, A.platys, Bartonella spp, B.burg, Rickettsia spp, M.haemofelis, M.haemominutum **WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR B.burgdorferi testing by qPCR Tick, whole blood (LTT)**
$127.00 GI/Diarrhea Panel: C.difficile toxins A and B (quantitative load), Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, FCoV, Feline Parvovirus (Panleukopenia), Canine Parvovirus 2, Tritrichomonas foetus Feces, fecal swab, or rectal swab
$93.00 Feline Cytopenia Panel: FeLV, Feline Parvovirus (Panleukopenia), Canine Parvovirus 2, Bartonella spp, FIV Whole blood (LTT)
$95.00 Ocular Conjunctivitis Panel: Chlamydophila felis, Feline Calicivirus, FHV1 Ocular swab, conjunctiva swab, or corneal swab
$99.00 Ocular Uveitis Panel: Bartonella spp, Toxoplasma gondii, FHV1, FeLV, FCoV, FIV Aqueous humor
$64.00 Feline Hemotropic Mycoplasma Panel: Mycoplasma haemofelis (Haemobartonella), Mycoplasma haemominutum, Mycoplasma turicensis Whole blood (LTT)

**The prices listed below go into effect starting on October 1st, 2014. All samples received on or after this date will be subject to this pricing. Please call the lab if you need current pricing for September 2014.**

Fungi

Price Fungus Panel Sample Type
$93.00 Fungus Breakout Panel: Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Microsporum canis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Coccidioides immitis Fluids or tissues (biopsy) at site of infection

Biosecurity

Price BIOSECURITY and INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL (10 samples or more must be submitted together to qualify for discounted pricing) Sample Type
$23.00 Salmonella spp: Any fresh samples will undergo a 20-hour selenite enrichment step before qPCR testing.  Fresh or post-selenite enriched feces, fecal swabs, gastric reflux, bedding, surface swabs/washes/gauze
$27.00 Equine Herpesvirus 1: quantitative load and genotype (neurotropic and non-neurotropic). nasal swab, nasal wash, pharyngeal swab, or (trans)tracheal wash
$40.00 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 or fecal swab
$44.00 IDC Respiratory Panel: EHV1 (quantitative load) and genotype (neurotropic and non-neurotropic), Influenza A (H3N8), 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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