TEST LIST & TURN-AROUND TIMES

Please see our test list below. If you would like details of pricing please don't hesitate to contact us at lab@biote.vet. Alternatively log-in/register to view our current price lists.

General Tests

 

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required
Aerobic C & S – Aerobic culture & sensitivity (excluding ears)2 daysSwab
Aerobic & anaerobic culture & sensitivity (excluding ears)2-3 daysSwab
Sterile Fluid Full Package –Cytology, total protein, total nucleated cell count, direct & enrichment culture & sensitivity

Cytology: same day

Culture: 2-3 days + extended incubation for fastidious organisms

Plain & EDTA
Sterile Fluid Cytology – Cytology, total protein, total nucleated cell countSame dayEDTA

 

Urine Samples

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required
Urine Cytology – USG, dipstick, sediment microscopySame dayPlain Urine
Urine Protein:Creatinine RatioSame dayPlain Urine
Full Urinalysis – USG, dipstick, microscopy, culture & sensitivity

Cytology - Same day

Culture - 2 days

Plain Urine
Full Urinalysis + UP:C – As above + UP:C

Cytology & UP:C - Same day

Culture - 2 days

Plain Urine
   

 

Faecal Samples

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required
Full Faecal Analysis – Microscopy for Giardia, Cryptosporidium & Coccidia, Salmonella, Campylobacter & aerobic/anaerobic culture if indicated2-3 days Faeces / Rectal Swab
Campylobacter Culture2-3 daysFaeces / Rectal Swab
Salmonella Culture2-3 daysFaeces / Rectal Swab

 

Ear Samples

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required
Full Ear Swab Package – Cytology, aerobic, anaerobic & fungal culture & sensitivity2-3 days + 5 days extended fungal culture Charcoal Swab
Ear Swab Additional – As above, for repeat or second ear swab2-3 days + 5 days extended fungal cultureCharcoal Swab
Ear CytologySame dayPlain or Charcoal Swab

Skin / Hair Samples

 

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required
Skin/Hair Full Package – Microscopy for ectoparasites/fungal elements, bacterial culture & sensitivity, yeast & dermatophyte culture

Microscopy : Same day

Culture : 3 days + 14 days extended culture for dermatophytes

Skin Scrape / Hair Pluck
Skin/Hair Dermatophyte - Microscopy for ectoparasites/fungal elements & dermatophyte culture

Microscopy : Same day

Culture : 14 days extended culture for dermatophytes

Skin Scrape / Hair Pluck
Skin/Hair Microscopy - Microscopy for ectoparasites/fungal elements

Same day

Skin Scrape / Hair Pluck

 

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