TEST LIST & TURN-AROUND TIMES

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General Tests

 

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Aerobic Culture and sensitivity
(excluding ears)
(1-2 isolates)
(3-4 isolates)

Sensitivity per isolate
2 days




2 Days
Plain or Charcoal swab/aspirates
Anaerobic Culture 2 days Plain or Charcoal swab/aspirates
Ear Cytology
Microscopy for bacteria,
yeast and WBC’s.
Same day Plain swab or Smear
Full Ear Package
Cytology, aerobic culture and sensitivity
2-3 days Plain or Charcoal swab
2nd Ear Swab
2nd ear - Cytology, aerobic culture and sensitivity
2-3 days Plain or Charcoal swab
Sterile Fluid Cytology
TP, TNCC and Cytology
Same day Plain and EDTA
Sterile Fluid Cytology and Culture
Total Protein,TNCC, cytology and culture
Cyto – same day Culture – 2 days Plain and EDTA
Gram stain Same day Swab/slide

 

Companion Animal Haematology and Biochemistry

 

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Haematology Same day EDTA
Reticulocyte Count Same day ETDA
Haematology and Biochemistry
Haematology, Total protein, Albumin, Globulin, ALKP, ALT, Urea, Creatinine, Calcium, GGT, Glucose, PHOS, Total Bilirubin, CL, K, Na
Same day Plain, Lithium heparin, Oxalate and EDTA (LH should be sent separated) Glucose – Oxalate.
Biochemistry Only
Total protein, Albumin, Globulin, ALKP, ALT, Urea, Creatinine, Calcium, GGT, Glucose, PHOS, Total Bilirubin, CL, K, Na
Same day Plain and Lithium heparin (LH should be sent separated). Glucose - Oxalate
Urea and Creatinine Same day Plain and Lithium heparin
Electrolytes
Chloride, Sodium, Potassium
Same day Lithium Heparin (separated prior to sending)
Full Electrolytes
Chloride, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Calcium
Same day Lithium Heparin (separated prior to sending) heparin
Single Resting Bile Acids

Bile Acids Stimulation Test
Same day

Same Day
Plain

Plain
Individual/Add-on Tests
Total protein, Albumin, AST, CK, Urea, Creatinine, Total Bilirubin, GGT, ALKP, Glucose, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Triglycerides, GLDH, Bile Acids
Same day Plain ElectrolytesLithium Heparin (separated prior to sending) Glucose - Oxalate
SDMA Same day Plain
C-Reactive Protein (K9) Same day Plain
Fructosamine 2-3 days Plain

 

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

 

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Phenobarbital 2-3 days Plain (no gel tubes)
Potassium Bromide 2-3 days Plain (no gel tubes)
Digoxin 2-3 days Plain (no gel tubes)

 

Endocrinology

 

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
T4 Same day Plain
Cortisol Same day Plain
Progesterone (Pre-mate) Same day Plain
K9 ACTH

Stimulation test
(2 x cortisol)
Same day Plain

Please label with time intervals
Feline ACTH

Stimulation Test (3x cortisol)
   
Dexamethasone Suppression Test

(3x Cortisol)
Same day Plain

Please label with time intervals

 

Faecal Tests

 

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Full Faecal Analysis
Giarida duodenalis, Cryptosporidosis parvum, microscopy for Coccidia, Salmonella and campylobacter culture
Giardia/crypto/coccidia Same day Salmonella upto 3 days Campylobacter Upto 5 days Faeces
Cryptosporidosis parvum Same day Faeces
Giarida duodenalis Same day Faeces
Campylobacter Culture 2-7 days Faeces/Rectal Swab
Salmonella Culture 2-3 days Faeces/Rectal Swab

 

Infectious Disease qPCR

 

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Feline Herpes Virus 4-6 days Conjunctival or oropharyngeal swab – Dry or in VTM
Chlamydia felis 4-6 days Conjunctival swabDry or in VTM
Feline calicivirus 4-6 days Oropharyngeal swab- Dry or in VTM
Bordatella bronchiseptica (canine or feline) 4-6 days Throat swab, TW or BAL
K9 Parainfluenza virus (Type 3) Up to 8 days Deep pharyngeal or conjunctival swab - Dry

 

Respiratory Tests

 

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Tracheal Wash Cytology Same day Plain and ETDA
Broncho-Alveolar Lavage Cytology Same day Plain and ETDA
Tracheal Wash Cytology and Culture (+ Anerobic culture if indicated) Cyto – Same day
Culture – 2 days
Plain and ETDA
Broncho-Alveolar Lavage Cytology and Culture (+ Anerobic culture if indicated) Cyto – Same day
Culture – 2 days
Plain and ETDA

 

Skin Tests

 

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Skin scrape microscopy Microscopy for fungal elements and ectoparasites Same day Skin scrape/Hair pluck
Skin scrape Microscopy and Fungal Culture Micro – same day
Fungal – Up to 10 days
Skin scrape/Hair pluck
Skin scrape – Full Microscopy for fungal elements and ectoparasites, fungal culture and aerobic culture Micro – same day
Aerobic culture – 2 days
Fungal - Upto 10 days.
Skin scrape/Hair pluck

 

Urine Tests

 

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Urinalysis Dipstick, SG and sediment Same day Urine
Full Urinalysis Dipstick, SG, Sediment and Culture Same day
Culture - 2 days
Urine
Urine protein:Creatinine Ratio Same day Urine
Full Urine Analysis and UP:C Same day
Culture - 2 days
Urine

 

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