TEST LIST AND TURN-AROUND TIMES

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Equine General Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Aerobic culture & sensitivity
(1-2 isolates)
(3-4 isolates)
2 days Plain or charcoal swab/aspirates
Sensitivity per Isolate 2 days N/A
Anaerobic Culture 2-3 days Plain or charcoal swab/aspirates
Sterile Fluid Cytology
(Total Protein, TNCC and Cytology)
Same day Plain and EDTA
Sterile Fluid Cytology & Culture
(Total Protein,TNCC, cytology and culture)
Cyto – same day
Culture – 2 days
Plain and EDTA
Gram Stain Same day Plain or charcoal swab/ Slide/fluid/aspirate

 

Equine Reproductive Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
EVA ELISA (with certificate) 1-2 days
Culture – 2 days
Plain
EIA ELISA (with certificate) 1-2 days Plain
EVA ELISA/EIA ELISA (with certificate) 1-2 days
Culture – 2 days
Plain
Mare CEM Culture (with certificate) 7 days Swab (Aimes Charcoal)*
Stallion CEM Culture x3 (with certificate) 7 days
Culture – 2 days
Swab (Aimes Charcoal)*
Mare Pre-Breeding – Full
CEM CULTURE, EVA ELISA, EIA ELISA (with certificate)

CEM qPCR, EVA ELISA, EIA ELISA (with certificate)

7 days

1-2 days

CEM - Swab (Aimes Charcoal)*

CEM - Swab (Aimes Charcoal)

EVA/EIA - Plain
Endometrial Cytology only Same day
Culture – 2 days
Plain or charcoal swab
Endometrial Culture (inc.24 hour interim report) 2 days Charcoal swab
Endometrial Culture and Cytology
(inc.24 hour interim report)
2 days
Culture – 2 days
Charcoal swab
Endometrial Culture, Cytology + CEM Culture
(inc.24 hour/48 hour aerobic report)
7 days Swab (Aimes Charcoal)*
Mare CEM qPCR
(clitoral or endometrial)
1-2 days
Culture – 2 days
Swab (Aimes Charcoal)
Stallion CEM qPCR x3 Swabs 1-2 days Swab (Aimes Charcoal)
Equine Progesterone Same day
Culture – 2 days
Plain
Oestrone Sulphate (Pregnancy >120 days) 2-5 days Plain
Anti Müllerian Hormone (Cryptorchid/GCT) 2-5 days
Culture – 2 days
Plain
Equine Chronic Gonadotrophin
(Pregnancy 45-95 days. Not suitable for Donkeys)
2 days Plain

*Must be received within 48 hours of being taken.

 

Equine Haematology and Biochemistry Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Haematology Same day EDTA
Full Profile
Haematology, Total protein, Albumin, globulin, AST, CK, Urea, Creatinine, GGT, ALKP, Calcium, Fibrinogen and SAA
Same day Plain and EDTA
Inflammatory Profile
Haematology, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, SAA and Fibrinogen
Same day Plain & EDTA
Kidney Profile
Haematology, Total protein, Albumin, Globulin, Urea, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Fibrinogen and SAA
Same day Plain, Lithium Heparin & EDTA (LH separated prior to sending)
Liver Profile
Haematology, Total protein, Albumin, Globulin, AST, ALKP, GGT, Total Bilirubin, GLDH, Bile Acids, Fibrinogen and SAA.
Same day Plain & EDTA
Newborn Foal Profile
Haematology, Total protein, SAA, Fibrinogen and IgG
Same day Plain & EDTA
Critical Foal Profile
Haematology, Total protein, Albumin, Globulin, Urea, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, SAA Fibrinogen
Same day Plain, Lithium Heparin & EDTA (LH separated prior to sending)
Performance Profile
Haematology, Total protein, AST, CK and Fibrinogen, SAA
Same day Plain & EDTA
Racing
Haematology, Total protein, Albumin, Globulin, AST/CK, Fibrinogen
Same day Plain, Lithium Heparin & EDTA (LH separated prior to sending)
AST/CK Same day Plain or 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)
IgG Same day 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

Electrolytes- Lithium Heparin (separated prior to sending)

Glucose - Oxalate
SAA Same day Plain

 

Equine Endocrinology Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
PPID Screen
ACTH, Insulin and Glucose
Same day EDTA – Separated and sent chilled, Plain and Oxalate. Please state basal or Post Glucose Insulin Please send special delivery
Insulin
Total protein, Albumin, globulin, AST, CK, Urea, Creatinine, GGT, ALKP, Calcium, Fibrinogen and SAA
Same day Plain
ACTH Same day EDTA – Separated and sent chilled. Please send special delivery
Cortisol
Total protein, Albumin, globulin, AST, CK, Urea, Creatinine, GGT, ALKP, Calcium, Fibrinogen and SAA
Same day Plain

 

Equine 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/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

 

Equine Faecal Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Diarrhoea Panel - Adult
Salmonella culture, C.difficile Toxin A/B, C.perfringens, WEC
1-4 days Faecal sample
Diarrhoea Panel – Foal
Salmonella culture, C.difficile Toxin A/B, C.perfringens, Cryptosporidium, Rotavirus, WEC
1-4 days

Culture – Up to 14 days
Faecal sample
Salmonella Culture 2-3 days Faecal sample
C.difficile Toxin A/B Same day Faecal sample
C.perfringens 2-3 days Faecal sample
Cryptosporidium Same day Faecal sample
Rotavirus Same day Faecal sample
Faecal Worm Egg Count (McMaster) Same day Faecal sample
Lawsonia intracellularis qPCR 1-2 days Faecal sample
Salmonella qPCR 2-3 days Faeces
Pinworm Same day Cellotape slide

 

Equine Respiratory Tests

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

Culture – 2 days
Plain and EDTA
Broncho-Alveolar Lavage Cytology
and Culture (+ Anerobic culture if indicated)
Cyto – Same day

Culture – 2 days
Plain and EDTA
Strangles Culture 2 days Plain or charcoal swab/ Nasopharyngeal swab/ GP wash/aspirate
Strangles qPCR 1-2 days Plain or charcoal swab/ Nasopharyngeal swab/ GP wash/aspirate
Strangles ELISA 2-3 days Plain
Strangles qPCR and Culture 1-2 days Plain or charcoal swab/ Nasopharyngeal swab/ GP wash/aspirate
Equine Influenza qPCR 1-2 days Nasopharyngeal swab
EHV 1&4 qPCR 1-2 days Nasopharyngeal swab
Rhodococcus equi qPCR 1-2 days Tracheal Wash/ Nasopharyngeal swab
Equine Respiratory Panel qPCR
EHV 1&4, Strangles, Equine influenza.
1-2 days Nasopharyngeal swab

 

Equine Urine Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples 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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