Farm Animal Tests

General Farm Animal Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Aerobic Culture and sensitivity
(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
Mastitis Culture Aerobic Culture 2 days Plain or Charcoal swab, Milk (Chilled/Frozen/ Ambient) Single or Pooled
Eye Culture
Aerobic culture Including Cytology
2-3 days Plain swab/Corneal Scrape
Babesia Smear
(Detection of Babesia spp. In RBC’s)
Same day Blood smear
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

 

Farm Animal Faecal Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Worm Egg Count
Inc. Coccidia (McMaster Method)
Same day Faeces (single or pooled)
Fluke Egg Count
(Zinc Sulphate by McMaster Method)
Same day Faeces (single or pooled)
Lungworm
(Baermann Method)
S24 hours from Receipt Faeces (single or pooled)
Cryptosporidium Parvum Same day Faeces
Rotavirus Same day Faeces
Salmonella Culture 2-3 days Faeces/Rectal Swab
Campylobacter Culture 2-7 days Faeces/Rectal Swab

 

Farm Animal 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

 

Farm Animal 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
Culture – 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 culture- Upto 10 days
Skin scrape/Hair pluck

 

Farm Animal Haematology and Biochemistry Tests

Test Description Turnaround Time Samples Required
Haematology (inc. Differential) Same day ETDA
PCV Only Same day ETDA
Farm Profile
Haematology, Total Protein, Albumin, globulin, Urea, Creatinine, ALKP, GGT, AST and Total Bilirubin
Same day Plain and ETDA
Farm Biochemistry Only
Total Protein, Albumin, globulin, Urea, Creatinine, ALKP, GGT, AST and Total Bilirubin
Same day Plain
Basic Downer Cow
Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphate
Same day Lithium Heparin (separated prior to sending)
Extended Downer Cow
Creatinine, GGT, AST, CK, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphate
Same day Plain and Lithium Heparin (separated prior to sending)
Large Animal Liver Profile
Haematology, Total Protein, Albumin, globulin, AST, Total Bilirubin, GGT, GLDH
Same day Plain and ETDA
Proteins
Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin
Same day Plain or Lithium Heparin
AST/CK
Same day Plain or Lithium Heparin
Electrolytes
Chloride, Sodium and Potassium
Same day Lithium Heparin (separated prior to sending)
Full Electrolytes
Chloride, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphate and Calcium
Same day Lithium Heparin (separated prior to sending)
Individual/Addon 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
IgG Same day Plain
Fibrinogen Same day Lithium heparin

 

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