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:

Individual tests (scroll down for panels):

**Please download the Sample Submission Packet above for additional information (turnaround times, test codes, instructions for sample submission, and additional testing information)**

Bacteria:

Price
Bacteria
Sample Type
$42.00 Actinobacillus equuli Tracheal wash, placenta tissue, cervix swab, or uterine swab
$42.00 Amycolatopsis spp

Placenta tissue

$42.00 Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Tick Fever, formerly E.equi) Whole blood (LTT), tick, cavitary effusion, CSF, spleen tissue, or liver tissue
$42.00 Anaplasma platys  Tick or whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Bartonella spp (including henselae) Whole blood (LTT) or spleen tissue
$42.00 Bordetella bronchiseptica Oropharyngeal swab or nasal swab
$42.00 Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) CSF, synovial fluid, skin biopsy in region of tick bite, urine, or tick
$42.00 Chlamydophila felis/psittaci Feline - nasal or conjunctiva swab, Avian - conjunctiva, cloaca, and choana swabs (please swab all three areas with one swab or with three separate swabs)
$42.00 Chlamydophila pneumoniae Bronchial wash, sputum, nasopharyngeal wash or swab, tracheal wash, heart, liver, or spleen tissue
$59.00 Clostridium difficiletoxins A and B (quantitative load) Feces, bacterial isolate, or colon tissue
$42.00 Clostridium perfringens Feces 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), or 4) soil
$42.00 Crossiella equi Placenta tissue
$42.00 Ehrlichia canis Whole blood (LTT), tick, CSF, joint fluid, or liver tissue
$42.00 Ehrlichia chaffeensis Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Escherichia coli (FhuA gene) Placenta tissue, cervix swab, uterine swab, bacterial isolate, or whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Francisella tularensis Oropharyngeal or conjunctiva swab, swab of lesion, skin biopsy, spleen, lung, or lymph node tissue
$42.00 Klebsiella pneumoniae Placenta tissue, cervix swab, or uterine swab
$42.00 Lawsonia intracellularis PCR Feces, rectal swab, or intestine tissue
$18.00 Lawsonia intracellularis IPMA serology Serum (RTT)
$42.00 Leptospira spp - more information on Lepto testing options

Urine, CSF, aqueous humor, kidney, liver, placenta, or fetal kidney tissue

$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 or kidney tissue

$42.00 Mycobacterium spp Sputum, nasal swab, lymph node, liver, lung, or spleen tissues, bone marrow, skin biopsy, or food
$42.00 Mycoplasma felis Nasal swab, throat swab, conjunctiva swab, nasal biopsy, or lung tissue
$42.00 Mycoplasma haematoparvum Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma haemofelis/haemocanis Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma haemolamae Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma haemominutum Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma ovis Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Mycoplasma turicensis Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Neorickettsia helminthoeca (Salmon poisoning) Whole blood (LTT), lymph node aspirate, feces, spleen, liver tissues, or food
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: Intestine or colon tissue
$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 wash or feces
$42.00 Rickettsia spp (including RMSF) Tick or whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Salmonella spp Feces, GI tissue, environmental swabs
$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 (quantitative load) Guttural pouch lavage, nasal swab/wash, tracheal wash, or abscess drainage
$42.00 Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus

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

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, joint fluid, other fluids, tissues or swabs 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 lesion swab
$42.00 Sporothrix schenckii Skin biopsy, swab of lesion, synovial fluid, CSF, or soil
$42.00 Trichophyton mentagrophytes Lesion biopsy or lesion 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 or small intestine tissue
$42.00 Leishmania Whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Neospora hughesi/caninum CSF, aborted material, brain or heart tissue
$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 CSF, feces, brain, placenta, mammary tissue, or whole blood (LTT)
$42.00 Tritrichomonas foetus Feline: Feces, fecal swab, GI tissue, Bovine: Feces, fecal swab, GI tract tissue, penile or vaginal swab

Viruses

Price
Virus
Sample Type
$58.00 Betanodavirus Fresh or frozen neural, brain, or eye tissue
$42.00 Bovine Leukemia Virus Whole blood (LTT) or 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 or nasal swab, whole blood (LTT), brain tissue, or urine
$42.00 Canine Herpesvirus Nasal or pharyngeal swab, ocular swab, vaginal swab, nasal or lung tissue
$42.00 Canine Oral Papillomavirus Lesion biopsy or lesion swab
$58.00 Canine Parainfluenza Virus Nasal or 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, conjunctival swab, nasopharyngeal swab, whole blood (LTT), lung tissue, semen, or placenta tissue
$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 submit both nasal swab and whole blood if possible. If not, a nasal swab is more desirable. Other sample types include: CSF, lung tissue, bone marrow, liver, placenta tissue, or uterine swab. Sample type should slected in accordance to clinical presentation. 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 (quantitative load) - 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, tracheal wash, BAL, 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 (quantitative load) -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. BAL, lung tissue, nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans)tracheal wash, 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, lung tissue, or urine
$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 or rectal swab
$58.00 Feline Calicivirus Nasal swab, oropharyngeal swab, nasal biopsy, or lung tissue
$58.00 Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) - associated with FIP Peritoneal fluid, feces, CSF, whole blood (LTT), ocular swab, spleen, kidney, or lung tissue
$42.00 Feline Herpesvirus 1 Nasal swab, pharyngeal swab, oral swab, or ocular (cornea) swab
$59.00 Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV subtypes A,B,C,F) 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 cutting/biopsy, gill swab, liver tissue, or kidney tissue
$58.00 West Nile Virus Avian: Choana, cloaca, and conjunctiva swabs (please swab all three areas with one swab or with three separate swabs). Other: CSF, brain, spinal cord, liver, kidney, spleen

Panels:

Equine

Price
Equine Panels
Sample Type
$98.00 Equine Neurological Panel: Equine herpesvirus 1 (quantitative load and genotype), Borrelia burgdorferi, West Nile virus, Sarcocystis neurona, Neospora hughesi/caninum CSF or tissue from the central nervous system
$98.00 Equine Respiratory Panel: Equine herpesvirus 1 (quantitative load and genotype), equine influenza A (H3N8), equine herpesvirus 4, Streptococcus equi subsp equi, equine rhinitis A virus, and equine rhinitis B virus Nasal swab or wash, tracheal wash, pharyngeal swab or wash, or
lung tissue
$98.00 Equine Standard GI/Diarrhea Panel: Equine coronavirus, Clostridium difficile toxins A and B (quantitative load), Lawsonia intracellularis, Neorickettsia risticii, Salmonella spp Feces or rectal swab
$48 (if added on to Standard Panel), $95 (if ordered alone) Foal & Neonate GI/Diarrhea Panel: Cryptosporidium spp, equine rotavirus, Rhodococcus equi Feces or rectal swab
$80.00 Equine Vector-borne Panel: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Bartonella spp, Rickettsia spp, Borrelia burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Borrelia burgdorferi testing by qPCR Tick or whole blood (LTT)*
$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 dysgalactiae subsp equisimilis, Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus Uterine swab, placenta tissue, and/or fetal tissue (stomach fluid, liver, lung)
$48 (if added on to Standard Panel), $95 (if ordered alone) Equine Supplementary Abortion Panel: Actinobacillus equuli, equine arteritis virus, Salmonella spp, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Uterine swab, placenta tissue, and/or fetal tissue (stomach fluid, liver, lung)

Canine

Price
Canine Panels
Sample Type
$95.00 Canine Neurological I Panel: Canine distemper virus, Neospora hughesi/caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, Borrelia burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Borrelia burgdorferi and Neospora hughesi/caninum testing by qPCR CSF and/or whole blood (LTT)*
$127.00 Canine Neurological II Panel: Canine distemper virus, West Nile virus, Neospora hughesi/caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia spp, Ehrlichia canis, Borrelia burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Borrelia burgdorferi and Neospora hughesi/caninum testing by qPCR CSF and/or whole blood (LTT)*
$101.00 Canine Respiratory Panel: Influenza A virus (H3N8), Bordetella bronchiseptica, canine adenovirus 2, canine distemper virus, canine herpesvirus, canine parainfluenza virus, canine respiratory coronavirus, Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus Nasal swab or wash, tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$93.00 Canine GI/Diarrhea Panel: Clostridium difficile toxins A and B (quantitative load), Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, canine parvovirus 2 Feces or rectal swab
$102.00 Canine Vector-borne Panel: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Bartonella spp, Ehlichia canis, Rickettsia spp, Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia spp, Mycoplasma haemocanis *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Borrelia burgdorferi testing by qPCR Tick or whole blood (LTT)*
$137.00 Canine Blood Transfusion Panel: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Ehlichia canis, Rickettsia spp, Leishmania spp, Babesia spp, Babesia conradae, Bartonella spp, Mycoplasma haemocanis, Mycoplasma haematoparvum Whole blood (LTT)

Feline

Price
Feline Panels
Sample Type
$95.00 Feline Neurological Panel: Toxoplasma gondii, feline coronavirus, feline leukemia virus CSF and/or whole blood (LTT)
$98.00 Feline Respiratory Panel: Bordetella bronchiseptica, Chlamydophila felis/psittaci, feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus 1, Mycoplasma felis Nasal swab or wash, pharyngeal swawb or wash, or lung tissue
$127.00 Feline GI/Diarrhea Panel: Clostridium difficile toxins A and B (quantitative load), Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, feline coronavirus, feline parvovirus (Panleukopenia), canine parvovirus 2, Tritrichomonas foetus Feces or rectal swab
$97.00 Feline Vector-borne Panel: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Bartonella spp, Borrelia burgdorgeri, Rickettsia spp, Mycoplasma haemofelis, Mycoplasma haemominutum *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Borrelia burgdorferi testing by qPCR Tick or whole blood (LTT)*
$101.00 Feline Blood Transfusion Panel: Mycoplasma haemofelis, Mycoplasma haemominutum, Mycoplasma turicensis, feline leukemia virus, feline coronavirus, Bartonella spp, feline immunodeficiency virus Whole blood (LTT)
$93.00 Feline Cytopenia Panel: Feline leukemia virus, feline parvovirus (Panleukopenia), canine parvovirus 2, Bartonella spp, feline immunodeficiency virus Whole blood (LTT)
$64.00 Feline Hemotropic Mycoplasma Panel: Mycoplasma haemofelis, Mycoplasma haemominutum, Mycoplasma turicensis Whole blood (LTT)
$95.00 Feline Ocular Conjunctivitis Panel: Chlamydophila felis, feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus 1 Ocular swab, conjunctiva swab, or corneal swab
$99.00 Feline Ocular Uveitis Panel: Bartonella spp, Toxoplasma gondii, feline herpesvirus 1, feline leukemia virus, feline coronavirus, feline immunodeficiency virus Aqueous humor

Fungi

Price
Fungus Panel
Sample Type
$93.00 Fungus Breakout Panel: Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans v. neoformans, Microsporum canis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Coccidioides immitis/posadassi Biopsy, swab, or exudate of lesion, or CSF

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 24-hour selenite enrichment step before qPCR testing.  Feces or environmental swabs
$27.00 Equine herpesvirus 1: quantitative load and genotype (neurotropic and non-neurotropic). Nasal swab or wash, pharyngeal swab or wash, or tracheal wash
$40.00 IDC Enteric Panel: Salmonella spp, Clostridium difficile toxin A, Clostridium difficile toxin B. Fresh samples will be tested for Clostridium difficile before undergoing a 20-hour selenite enrichment step and testing for Salmonella spp Feces, rectal swab, or environmental swabs
$44.00 IDC Respiratory Panel: Equine herpesvirus 1 (quantitative load and genotype), equine influenza A (H3N8), equine herpesvirus 4, Streptococcus equi subsp equi Nasal swab or wash, tracheal wash, pharyngeal swab or wash

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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