Serology Testing

Serology methods test for antibodies against microorganisms or viruses. Antibody testing when positive indicates that the animal has been exposed but may not be indicative of current infection. PCR testing tests for the presence of the organisms and therefore is applicable to all animal species. PCR procedures amplify DNA and is used to diagnose current infections.

Test Description: Anaplasma phagocytophilum IFA
Test Code:
510
Specimen: 1mL serum (separated into WTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 3-6 days

Test Description: Aspergillus AGID
Test Code:
500
Specimen: 2mL serum (separated into WTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: Immunodiffusion
Information: Titer is available upon request
Availability: Results available in 3-6 days

Test Description: Babesia canis IFA
Test Code: 508
Specimen: 1mL serum (separated into WTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 3-5 days

Test Description: Babesia gibsoni IFA
Test
Code: 554
Specimen: 1mL serum (separated into WTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 5-7 days

Test Description: Bartonella IFA canine only:
(B.henselae, B.vinsonii, and B.koehlerae)

Test Code: 551
Specimens: 3mL serum (SST), 1mL of whole blood (EDTA) if available
Minimum: 2mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 5-7 days

Test Description: Blastomyces AGID
Test Code: 573
Specimen: 1mL serum (separated into WTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: Immunodiffusion
Information: Titer is available upon request
Availability: Results available in 3-5 days

Test Description: Blastomyces Ag Quantitative EIA
Test Code: 571
Specimens: 2mL serum (SST), 1ml CSF,
1.5mL Urine, BAL & other body fluid (WTT/Plain RTT)
Minimum: 1.5mL serum, 0.8mL CSF,
 0.5mL Urine, BAL & other body fluid
Storage: Freeze
Method: EIA
Availability: Results available in 5-7 days

Test Description: Brucellosis IFA
Test Code: 313
Specimen: 1mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 3-5 days

Test Description: Canine Influenza Virus - H3N8 and H3N2
Test Code: 877
Specimen: 1mL serum (separated into WTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: Hemagglutination Inhibition Antibody
Availability: Results available in 3-7 days

Test Description: Coccidioides AGID
Test Code: 515
Specimen: 1mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: Immunodiffusion
Availability: Results available in 2-5 days

Test Description: Coccidioides Ag Quantitative (MV)
Test Code: 572
Specimens: 2mL  serum (SST), 1mL CFS, urine, 1.5mL BAL & other body fluid (WTT/Plain RTT)
Minimum: 1.5mL  serum, 0.8mL CSF, 0.5mL urine, BAL & other body fluid
Storage: Freeze
Method: EIA
Availability: Results available in 5-7 days

Test Description: Cryptococcus Antigen
Test Code: 501
Specimen: 1mL serum (SST) or 1mL CSF (WTT/Plain RTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: Latex Agglutination
Information: DO NOT use plastic tubes
Availability: Results available in 2-5 days

Test Description: Distemper Titer
Test Code: 813
Specimen
: 1mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: ELISA
Availability: Results available daily

Test Description: Distemper and Parvo Titer (Canine)
Test Code: 8661
Specimens: 1mL serum (SST) or 1mL plasma (EDTA)
Minimum: 0.5mL serum (SST) or 0.5mL plasma (EDTA)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: ELISA
Interference: Hemolysis
Availability: Results available daily

Test Description: Ehrlichia canis IFA
Test Code: 344
Specimens: 1 ml serum (SST)
Minimum: 0.5 ml serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 2-5 days.

Test Description: Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP-Coronavirus)
Test Code: 353
Specimen: 1mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 2-5 days

Test Description: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Antibody ELISA
Test Code: 820
Specimens: 0.3mL serum (SST)
Minimum: 0.2mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: ELISA
Availability: Results available daily

Test Description: FeLV/FIV
Test Code: 350
Specimens: SST or EDTA
Minimum: 1 ml serum
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: Immunoassay/FeLV antigen/FIV antibody
Availability: Daily

Test Description: Feline Leukemia Virus Antigen by ELISA
Test Code: 522
Specimens: 0.3 ml serum (SST) or whole blood (EDTA)
Minimum: 0.2 ml serum (SST) or whole blood (EDTA)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: ELISA
Availability: Daily

Test Description: Feline Leukemia Virus Antigen by IFA
Test Code: 351
Specimens: 2 air-dried UNSTAINED bone marrow or peripheral blood smears or whole blood (EDTA)
Storage: Room Temperature
Method: IFA
Information: See procedure protocol section.
Availability: Results available in 7-10 days.

Test Description: Fungal Serology
Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, and Histoplasma
Test Code: 121
Specimen: 2mL serum (separated into WTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: Immunodiffusion
Information: (See test procedure section)
Availability: Results available in 2-5 days

Test Description: Heartworm Antibody & Antigen Panel
Test Code: 359A
Specimens: 1mL serum (SST) or heparinized plasma (GTT)
Minimum: 0.5mL serum (SST) or heparinized plasma (GTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: ELISA/EIA
Availability: Results available daily 

Test Description: Heartworm Antibody, Feline
Test Code: 349
Specimens: 1mL serum (SST) or heparinized plasma (GTT)
Minimum: 0.5mL serum (SST) or heparinized plasma (GTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: ELISA/EIA
Availability: Results available daily

Test Description: Heartworm Antigen
Test Code: 360
Specimens: 1mL serum (SST) or heparinized plasma (GTT)
Minimum: 0.5mL serum (SST) or heparinized plasma (GTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Information: All positive results are verified by repeat analysis or alternative methodology. Whole blood is only stable up to 3 days for heartworm testing. * If whole blood (EDTA) is submitted, positive HWAG’s will be evaluated for microflaria
Method: ELISA/EIA
Availability: Results available daily

Test Description: Histoplasma AGID
Test Code: 528
Specimen: 1mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Information: Patient should be off steroids for 2-4 weeks or a false negative may occur.
Method: Immunodiffusion
Availability: Results available in 3-5 days

Test Description: Histoplasma Ag Quantitative EIA
Test Code: 570
Specimens: 2mL serum (SST), 1mL CSF, 1.5mL Urine, BAL & other body fluid (WTT/Plain RTT)
Minimum: 1.5mL serum, 0.8mL CSF, 0.5mL Urine, BAL & other body fluid
Storage: Freeze
Method: EIA
Availability: Results available in 5-7 days

Test Description: Leptospirosis Antibody
Pomona, Canicola, Hardjo, Grippotyphosa and Icterohemorragiae
Test Code: 368
Specimens: 0.5 ml serum (SST)
Minimum: 0.3 ml serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate, DO NOT Freeze.
Method: MAT (Microscopic-Aggultination-lysis Test)
Availability: Results available in 7-10 days.

Test Description: Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi) by Western Blot
Test Code: 530
Specimen: 1mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: Western Blot
Information: Used to differentiate vaccine induced antibody from antibody raised against a natural exposure.  This test requires an overnight incubation.
Availability: Results available in 3-5 days

Test Description: Lyme IFA (Borrelia burgdorferi)
Test Code: 370
Specimen: 1mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 3-5 days

Test Description: Neospora
Test Code: 08
Specimen: 1mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: ELISA
Availability: Results available in 3-5 days

Test Description: Parvovirus Antigen
Test Code: 373
Specimen: 1mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: Hemagglutination-Inhibition
Availability: Results available in 3-6 days

Test Description: Rickettsia rickettsii (RMSF) IFA
Test Code: 670
Specimens: 1 ml serum (SST)
Minimum: 0.2 ml serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 4-7 days.

Test Description: Tick Panel (Comprehensive)
Includes: *IFA: B. canis, B. gibsoni, E. canis, R. rickettsii, B. henselae, B. vinsonii, B. Koehlerae *4 Dx SNAP: Lyme, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and Heartworm *PCR: Babesia, Bartonella, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Rickettsia, and hemotropic mycoplasma organisms.
Test Code: 120
Specimens: SST
Storage: Refrigerate
Availability: Results available in 5-7 days.

Test Description: Tick Panel, Small
E. canis, A. phagocytophilum, and B. burgdorferi (Lyme)
Test Code: 343
Specimen: 1mL serum (separated into WTT)
Storage: Refrigerate
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 3-6 days

Test Description: Toxoplasmosis Antibody, IgG & IgM, Canine/Feline
Test Code: 391
Specimens: 1mL serum (SST)
Minimum: 0.5mL serum (SST)
Storage: Refrigerate
Information: (See test procedure section)
Method: IFA
Availability: Results available in 3-7 days

This is not a comprehensive listing. Please see the Alphabetized Listing for comprehensive testing protocol/specimen requests.