TEST LIST AND TURN-AROUND TIMES

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Equine General Tests

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required
Aerobic Culture and Sensitivity (1-2 Isolates)2 daysPlain or Charcoal swab/aspirates
Aerobic Culture and Sensitivity (3-4 Isolates)2 daysPlain or Charcoal swab/aspirates
Anaerobic Culture2-3 daysPlain or Charcoal swab/aspirates
Sensitivity (per isolate)2 daysPlain or Charcoal swab/aspirates

Sterile Fluid Cytology

Total Protein, TNCC and Cytology

Same dayPlain and EDTA

Sterile Fluid Cytology and Culture

Total Protein,TNCC, cytology and culture

Cyto – same day

Culture – 2 days

Plain and EDTA
Gram StainSame dayPlain or charcoal swab/Slide/fluid/aspirate

 

Equine Reproduction Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required

EVA ELISA (with certificate)

2-4 days Plain
EIA ELISA (with certificate) 2-4 days Plain
EVA ELISA/EIA ELISA (with certificate) 2-4 days  Plain
Mare CEM (with certificate) 7 days

Swab (Aimes Charcoal)

Must be received within 48 hours of being taken.

Stallion CEM X 3-4 

(with certificate)

7 days

Swab (Aimes Charcoal)

Must be received within 48 hours of being taken.

Mare Pre-Breeding - Full 

CEM, EVA ELISA, EIA ELISA (with certificate)

CEM qPCR, EVA ELISA, EIA ELISA (with certificate 

7 days

 

1-4 Days

EVA/EIA - Plain, CEM - Swab (Aimes Charcoal) Must be received within 48 hours of being taken.

 

Endometrial Cytology only

Same day Plain or charcoal swab

Endometrial Cytology and Culture

(24 hour interim report)

2 days Charcoal swab

Endometrial Culture+CEM

(24 hour/48 hour aerobic report)

7 days

Swab (Aimes Charcoal)

Must be received within 48 hours of being taken.

Mare CEM qPCR

(clitoral or endometrial)

Same day

Swab (Aimes Charcoal).

Stallion CEM qPCR

X 3-4 Swabs

Same day

Swab (Aimes Charcoal).

Equine Progesterone

1-2 days

Plain

Equine Haematology and Biochemistry

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required

Full Profile

Haematology, Total protein, Albumin, globulin, AST, CK, Urea, Creatinine, LDH, Total Billirubin, GGT, SAA, Glucose, Calcium and Fibrinogen

Same dayPlain, Lithium Heparin & EDTA

Inflammatory Profile

Haematology, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin SAA and Fibrinogen

Same dayPlain, Lithium Heparin & EDTA

Newborn Foal Profile

Haematology, Total protein, SAA, Fibrinogen and IgG

Same dayPlain, Lithium Heparin & EDTA

Critical Foal Profile

Haematology, Total protein, Albumin, Urea, Creatinine, SAA, Electrolytes Fibrinogen

Same dayPlain, Lithium Heparin & EDTA

Performance Profile

Haematology, Total protein, AST, CK and Fibrinogen, SAA

Same dayPlain, Lithium Heparin & EDTA

Muscle/Racing

Haematology, AST/CK, fibrinogen

Same dayPlain, Lithium Heparin and EDTA
AST/CKSame dayPlain or Lithium Heparin
SAASame dayPlain

Electrolytes

Calcium, Chloride, Sodium, Potassium

Same dayPlain
IgGSame dayPlain

Faecal Tests

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required

Diarrhoea Panel - Adult

Salmonella culture, C.difficile Toxin A/B, C.perfringens (reffered test), WEC

3 - 4 days Faecal sample

Diarrhoea Panel –Foal

Salmonella culture, C.difficile Toxin A/B, C.perfringens (referred test), Cryptosporidium, Rotavirus, WEC

3 - 4 days Faecal sample

Salmonella Culture

2 - 3 days Faecal sample

C.difficile Toxin A/B

Same day Faecal sample

Cryptosporidium

Same day  Faecal sample

Rotavirus

Same day Faecal sample

Faecal Worm Egg Count

(McMaster)

Same day Faecal sample

 

Respiratory Tests

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required

Tracheal Wash/Broncho-Alveolar Lavage Cytology

Same Day Plain and EDTA

Tracheal Wash/Broncho-Alveolar Lavage Cytology and Culture

(+ Anerobic culture if indicated)

Cyto – Same day

Culture – 2-3 days

Plain and EDTA

Strangles Culture

2 Days

Plain or charcoal swab/Nasal phalangeal swab/GP wash/aspirate

 

Skin Tests

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required

Skin scrape microscopy

Microscopy for fungal elements and ectoparasites

Same Day Skin scrape/Hair pluck

Skin scrape Microscopy and Fungal/dermatophyte  Culture

Micro – same day

Culture – Upto 14 days

Skin scrape/Hair pluck

Skin scrape – Full

Microscopy for fungal elements and ectoparasites,  fungal/dermatophyte culture and aerobic culture

Micro – same day

Aerobic culture – 2 days

Fungal/dermatophyte culture- Up to 14 days.

Skin scrape/Hair pluck

 

Urine Tests

Test DescriptionTurnaround TimeSamples Required

Urinalysis

Dipstick, Specific Gravity and Sediment

Same day Urine

Urinalysis

Dipstick, Specific Gravity, Sediment and Culture

Urine analysis- Same day

Culture – 2 days

Urine

 

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