Clinical Microbiology, Parasitology, and Serology Tests

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SectionTestDays TestedSpecimen RequirementsAcceptable SpeciesStorageShippingEstimated Turn-around TimeTest CodesTest MethodologyComments
MICROBIOLOGYADDITIONAL SUSCEPTIBILITYMonday-SundayRequires consult with Microbiologist. Not recommended for fastidious organisms. Added to culture or provide isolate. Additional Topical MIC recommended for Ophthalmology sites.All species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbient1-3 daysSingle Drug
In Hospital: LADD
Outside: LADDO

Additional MIC
In Hospital: LMIC
Outside: LMICO

Additional Topical MIC
In Hospital: LMICCC
Outside: LMICCCO

Additional Disc Diffusion
In Hospital: LADST
Outside: call to inquire
Susceptibility testingAdditional testing performed on organisms isolated from samples submitted for culture
MICROBIOLOGYADMISSION SALMONELLA SCREENMonday-SundayFresh fecesEquine, Caprine, HoofstockRefrigeratedN/A2-5 days (Serotyping can take up to 4 weeks)In Hospital: LICASBacterial Culture, Susceptibility testing, Salmonella Serogrouping and Serotyping at NVSLThis is for in-house large animal patients only. These patients are required to have an Admission Salmonella Screen when they are admitted to the hospital for infection control surveillance. A salmonella screen can be performed for hospital death cases but susceptibility testing is not performed.
MICROBIOLOGYAEROBIC CULTURE-SUSCEPTIBILITY/IDMonday-SundayFluid, tissue, culturette or hardwareAll species acceptedRefrigerated. Sterile sites or samples from Poikilothermic animals should stay at room temperature.Ship on cold packs overnight2-5 days1 organism susceptibility/ID
In Hospital: LAER
Outside: LAERO
Hospital Death: N-LAER

2 organism susceptibility/ID
In Hospital: LAER2
Outside: LAER2O

3 organism susceptibility/ID
In Hospital: LAER3
Outside: LAER3O

4 organism susceptibility/ID
In Hospital: LAER4
Outside: LAER4O
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingCulture delineation and description of population. Biochemical identification and susceptibility on one to four organisms based on test code selected.
MICROBIOLOGYAEROBIC CULTURE-SUSCEPTIBILITY/ID TOPICALMonday-SundayCorneal scrape, fluid, tissue or culturetteAll species acceptedRoom Temperature for sterile sites and Refrigerated for non-sterile sitesAmbient for sterile sites or ship with cold packs for non-sterile sites3-5 days1 organism susceptibility/ID
In Hospital: LAERT
Outside: LAERTO

2 organism susceptibility/ID
In Hospital: LAERT2
Outside: LAERT2O
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingCulture delineation and description of population. Biochemical identification and susceptibility on one organism. Topical susceptibility on one or two organisms based on test code selected.
MICROBIOLOGYAEROBIC CULTURE NO SUSCEPTIBILITYMonday-SundayFluid, tissue, hardware or culturetteAll species acceptedRefrigerated. Sterile sites or samples from Poikilothermic animals should stay at room temperature.Ship on cold packs overnight2-5 daysIn Hospital: LAEW
Outside: LAEWO
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testingCulture delineation and description of population. Biochemical identification and no susceptibility.
MICROBIOLOGYAEROBIC CULTURE-STAPHYLOCCOCUS SCREENMonday-SundayFluid, tissue, or culturetteAll species acceptedRefrigerated. Sterile sites or samples from Poikilothermic animals should stay at room temperature.Ship on cold packs overnight2-5 daysIn Hospital: LSTAPH
Outside: LSTAPHO
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testing, Latex Agglutination testCulture screening for Staphylococcus sp. only. Biochemical identification and susceptibility on one organism. Penicillin Binding Protein Latex Agglutination test.
MICROBIOLOGYANAEROBIC CULTURE (NO SUSCEPTIBILITY)Monday-SundayFluid or tissue in anaerobic transport media OR sterile saline. Culturettes are accepted, but not preferred.All species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbient5 daysIn Hospital: LANAE
Outside: LANAEO
Hospital Death: N-LANAE
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testingCulture delineation and description of population. Biochemical identification of predominant organism or most likely pathogen (clinician consultation may be required). No susceptibility.
MICROBIOLOGYBACTERIAL ISOLATE IDENTIFICATIONMonday-SundayIsolateAll species acceptedRefrigerated. Isolates from Poikilothermic animals should stay at room temperatureShip on cold packs overnight2-5 daysIn Hospital: LBID
Outside: LBIDO
Biochemical testingBiochemical identification of bacterial isolate. No susceptibility.
MICROBIOLOGYBLOOD CULTUREMonday-Sunday0.1–5.0 mL of whole blood or joint fluid aseptically inoculated into EACH of the VersaTREK REDOX 1 (silver cap) AND VersaTREK REDOX 2M (red cap) blood bottles.All species accepted37°C ± 2°C. Isolates from Poikilothermic animals should stay at room temperature.Ambient7 days for Warm blooded animals, 11 days for Poikilothermic animalsIn Hospital: LBLD
Outside: LBLDO
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingCulture delineation and description of population. Biochemical identification and susceptibility on one organism. 7 day culture (11 for Poikilothermic animals) that includes 2 subcultures (set up of Aerobic and Anaerobic cultures with gram stains per subculture).

Note blood bottles can be provided to submitters. Additional charges listed below may be applied:

If a blood bottle is inoculated but the culture request is canceled a Blood bottle fee will be charged, (Test Code: LBPCR).
If a blood bottle is provided to an outside submitter, the account will be charged for the cost of the bottle (Test Code: LOBLD). When the blood bottle is received by the lab, the amount will be deducted from the final bill.
MICROBIOLOGYCAMPYLOBACTER CULTUREMonday-Sunday0.5 g fresh feces or swab. Sterile leak-proof container. Swabs are not an ideal specimen due to low sample volume that may hinder recovery of low numbers of organismsAll species acceptedRoom temperature; after hours submission is discouraged due to the fastidious nature of some fecal pathogensAmbient3-5 daysIn Hospital: LCAMP
Outside: LCAMPO
Hospital Death: N-LCAMP
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testingCulture screening for Campylobacter sp. only. Biochemical identification. No susceptibility. Submit sample only during laboratory hours of operation.
MICROBIOLOGYCLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS CULTUREMonday-Sunday0.5 g fresh feces or swab. Sterile leak-proof container, swabs are not an ideal specimen due to low sample volume that may hinder recovery of low numbers of organismsAll species acceptedRoom temperature; after hours submission is discouraged due to the fastidious nature of some fecal pathogensAmbient5 daysIn Hospital: LCLPC
Outside: LCLPCO
Hospital Death: N-LCPE
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testingCulture screening for Clostridium perfringens only. Biochemcial identification. No susceptibility. Submit sample only during laboratory hours of operation.
MICROBIOLOGYCLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS ENTEROTOXIN ELISAMonday-FridayFresh fecesAll species acceptedRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4-24 hoursIn Hospital: LCPEM
Outside: LCPEMO
ELISAELISA test for the detection of enterotoxin produced by Clostridium perfringens. Samples less than 24 hours old are ideal for accurate testing, but refrigerated samples will be accepted for up to 72 hours. After 72 hours post collection, the sample must be frozen. Note: Fecal specimens that have been preserved in 10% Formalin, Merthiolate Formalin, Sodium Acetate Formalin or Polyvinyl Alcohol cannot be used
MICROBIOLOGYDARK FIELD MICROSCOPYMonday-FridayFluid or tissueAll species acceptedRoom temperatureShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursIn Hospital: LDFM
Outside: call to inquire
Hospital Death: N-LDRM
Dark FieldDark Field Microscopy is used to identify spirochetes.
MICROBIOLOGYDERMATOLOGY CULTUREMonday – SundayTissue, fluid or culturetteAll species acceptedRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight2-5 daysIn Hospital: LDERM
Outside: Call to inquire
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testing, Latex Agglutination testCulture screening for Staphylococcus sp. or other pathogenic organisms. Biochemical identification and susceptibility on two organisms. Penicillin Binding Protein Latex Agglutination test on two Staphylococcus spp. if isolated.
If no staphylococci is isolated, clinician will be contacted to determine appropriate pathogens requiring susceptibility testing.
MICROBIOLOGYDERMATOPHYTE CULTUREMonday-SundayHair, skin scraping, or dermatophyte agar plateAll species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbient30 days Preliminary results between 7-10 daysIn Hospital: LDTM
Outside: LDTMO
Fungal Culture, Tape prep, Microscopic evaluationCulture Screening for Dermatophytes only
MICROBIOLOGYE. COLI ENTEROHEMORRHAGIC CULTURE O157:H7Monday-Sunday0.5 g fresh feces or swab. Sterile leak-proof container. Swabs are not an ideal specimen due to low sample volume that may hinder recovery of low numbers of organismsAll species acceptedRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight2-5 daysIn Hospital: LECS
Outside: LECSO
Hospital Death: N-LECS
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingCulture screening for Enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157: H7 only. Biochemical identification and susceptibility if EHEC is isolated.
MICROBIOLOGYFUNGAL CULTUREMonday-SundayFluid, tissue (preferred over culturette)All species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbient30 days Preliminary results between 7-10 daysIn Hospital: LFUN
Outside: LFUNO
Hospital Death: N-LFUNG
Fungal Culture, Tape prep, Microscopic evaluationCulture delineation and description of population. Identification by colony morphology and microscopic evaluation
MICROBIOLOGYFUNGAL ID FILAMENTOUS ISOLATEMonday-SundayIsolateAll species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbient30 daysIn Hospital: LFUNP
Outside: LFUNPO
Tape prep, Microscopic evaluationIdentification by colony morphology and microscopic evaluation.
MICROBIOLOGYGRAM STAINMonday-FridayFluid, tissue, smearAll species acceptedRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursIn Hospital: LGRM
Outside: LGRMO
StainThis procedure is used for staining bacteria, yeasts and aerobic actinomyces.
MICROBIOLOGYJOINT CULTUREMonday-Sunday0.1 - 5.0 mL into EACH of the VersaTREK REDOX 1 (silver cap) AND VersaTREK REDOX 2M (red cap) blood bottlesAll species accepted37°C ± 2°C. Isolates from Poikilothermic animals should stay at room temperature.Ambient7 days for Warm blooded animals 11 days for Poikilothermic animalsIn Hospital: LJNT
Outside: LOJNT
Bacterial Culture, Gram stain, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingDO NOT REFRIGERATE. If sample volume is not sufficient for both bottles, inoculate the VersaTREK REDOX 1 (silver cap) bottle only.

Note: If a blood bottle is provided to an outside submitter, the account will be charged for the cost of the bottle (Test Code: LJNTO). When the blood bottle is received by the lab, the amount will be deducted from the final bill.
MICROBIOLOGYMYCOBACTERIUM ACID FAST STAINMonday-FridayFluid, tissue, smearAll species acceptedRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursIn Hospital: LAFBS
Outside: LAFBSO
Hospital Death: LHDACFS
StainThis procedure is used for staining mycobacteria and aerobic actinomyces.
MICROBIOLOGYMYCOBACTERIUM CULTUREMonday-SundayFluid, tissue (preferred over culturette)All species acceptedRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight30 days Preliminary results between 7-10 daysIn Hospital: LAFB
Outside: LAFBO
Hospital Death: N-LAFB
Bacterial CultureCulture screening for atypical mycobacteria, aerobic actinomyces or Nocardia sp. only. Identification by molecular methods and susceptibility testing are additional costs.
MICROBIOLOGYMYCOPLASMA CULTUREMonday-SundayFluid or swab in Mycoplasma transport medium (SP4 broth or CVM Transport Media)All species acceptedRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight30 days Preliminary results between 7-10 daysIn Hospital: LMYC
Outside: LMYCO
Hospital Death: N-MYCO
Bacterial CultureCulture screening for Mycoplasma sp. only. No susceptibility.
MICROBIOLOGYPENICILLIN BINDING PROTEIN 2 AGGLUTINATIONMonday-SundayIsolate of Beta-hemolytic Staphylococcus sp.All species acceptedRefrigeratedIce packs4 hoursIn Hospital: LPCP2
Outside: LPCP2O
Latex AgglutinationThis test is added to culture order. This test is only performed on B-hemolytic staphylococci.
MICROBIOLOGYPYTHIUM/LAGENIDIUM (OOMYCETE) CULTURE (NO SUSCEPTIBILITY)Monday-SundayCanine: lesion tissue; Equine: kunker material; Feline: lesion tissueCanine, Feline, EquineRoom temperatureAmbient1-3 daysIn Hospital: LPYM
Outside: LPYMO
Hospital Death: N-LPYT
Oomycete CultureCulture screening for Pythium sp./Lagenidium sp. only. Confirmation of identification by molecular methods is an additional cost.
MICROBIOLOGYSALMONELLA SUSCEPTIBILITY/SEROGROUP/SEROTYPEMonday-SundayAdd to culture or provide isolateAll species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbient2-5 days (Serotyping can take up to 4 weeks)In Hospital: LSSERO
Outside: call to inquire
Susceptibility testing, Salmonella Serogrouping and Serotyping at NVSLSusceptibility testing, serogrouping and serotyping at NVSL of Salmonella sp. isolate.
MICROBIOLOGYSALM / CAMPY / E.COLI/ C.PERF SCREENMonday-SundayFecesBovineRoom temperature; after hours submission is discouraged due to the fastidious nature of some fecal pathogensAmbient2-5 daysIn Hospital: LSSB
Outside: LSSBO
Hospital Death: N-LSSB
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingCulture Screening for Salmonella sp., Campylobacter sp., Enterohemorrhagic E. coil and Clostridium perfringens only. Biochemical identification and susceptibility testing on Enterohemorrhagic E. coli only. Suceptibility testing, serogrouping and serotyping for Salmonella sp. is an additional cost.
MICROBIOLOGYSALM / CAMPY / YERSINIA / SHIGELLA CULTUREMonday-SundayFecesPrimateRoom temperature; after hours submission is discouraged due to the fastidious nature of some fecal pathogensAmbient2-5 daysIn Hospital: LSSP
Outside: LSSPO
Hospital Death: N-LSSP
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingCulture screening for Salmonella sp., Campylobacter sp., Shigella sp. and Yersinia sp. only. Contact the laboratory for information on identification, susceptibility testing and additional pricing (if applicable).
MICROBIOLOGYSALM / CAMPY / YERSINIA CULTUREMonday-SundayFecalCanine, FelineRoom temperature; after hours submission is discouraged due to the fastidious nature of some fecal pathogensAmbient2-5 daysIn Hospital: LSCY
Outside: LSCYO
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingCulture screening for Salmonella sp., Campylobacter sp., and Yersinia sp. only. Contact the laboratory for information on identification, susceptibility testing and additional pricing (if applicable).
MICROBIOLOGYSEPTIC ABDOMEN CULTUREMonday – SundayAbdominal fluidAll species acceptedRefrigeratedIce-packs2-5 daysIn Hospital: LSEPABD
Outside: Call to inquire
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, and Susceptibility testing Includes one Aerobic and Anaerobic culture.
Culture delineation and description of population. Biochemical identification and susceptibility on 3 organisms isolated from the Aerobic culture.
Biochemical identification on 1 organism from the Anaerobic culture.
MICROBIOLOGYSHIGELLA CULTUREMonday-Sunday0.5 g feces/swabAll species acceptedRefrigerated; after hours submission is discouraged due to the fastidious nature of some fecal pathogensShip on cold packs overnight2-5 daysIn Hospital: LSHI
Outside: LSHIO
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingCulture screening for Shigella sp. only. Biochemical identification and susceptibility testing if Shigella sp. is isolated. Isolate transferred to Department of Health for confirmation of identification.
MICROBIOLOGYYERSINIA CULTUREMonday-Sunday0.5 g feces/swabAll species acceptedRefrigerated; after hours submission is discouraged due to the fastidious nature of some fecal pathogensShip on cold packs overnight2-5 daysIn Hospital: LYER
Outside: LYERO
Bacterial Culture, Biochemical testing, Susceptibility testingCulture screening for Yersinia sp. only. Contact the laboratory for information on identification, susceptibility testing and additional pricing (if applicable).
PARASITOLOGYBAERMANN FOR LUNGWORMSMonday-Friday 8am-5pm3-5 g feces or vomitusAll species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbient24 hoursIn Hospital: LBAE
Outside: LBAEO
Baermann ApparatusRecover living larvae from feces, tissue or soil; recover living mature worms from tissue; and harvest larvae from a fecal culture
PARASITOLOGYCRYPTOSPORIDIUM ACID FASTMonday-Friday 8am-5pm0.5 g fecesAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursIn Hospital: LCRST
Outside: LCRSTO
Hospital Death: N-LCRST
StainThis procedure is used for the staining of fecal samples and examining for Cryptosporidium cysts
PARASITOLOGYECTOPARASITE EXAM HAIR/FEATHERMonday-Friday 8am-5pmhair/feathersArthropodsRoom temperature in 70% ethanolAmbient1 day-4 weeks (see comments)In Hospital: LPARAS
Outside: LPARASO
Microscopic evaluationMicroscopic evaluation of hair or feathers for arthropods or their life stages. If the result is Negative then the TAT will be 24-48 hours. If a parasite is found it is referred to Dr. Heather Walden for identification. There is no additional charge for identification.
PARASITOLOGYFECAL DIRECT SMEAR PROTOZOAMonday-Friday 8am-5pm0.5 g fresh fecesAll species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbient1 hoursIn Hospital: LDSM
Outside: LDSMO
Direct wet mountThis procedure is used to examine a liquid fecal sample for the presence of motile protozoa trophozoites. Due to the need for fecal samples to be tested as close to collection as possible, outside clinic submissions should contact the laboratory prior to submission.
PARASITOLOGYFECAL FAT DIGESTED/UNDIGESTEDMonday-Friday 8am-5pm0.5 g fecesAll species accepted, except for non-human primates RefrigerateShip on cold packs overnight1 hourIn Hospital: LFAT
Outside: LFATO
Slide testQualitative slide test used to determine presence or absence of fat (digested and undigested) in a fecal sample
PARASITOLOGYFECAL FLOTATIONMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 g fecesAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnight1 hourIn Hospital: LFLT
Outside: LFLTO
Hospital Death: N-FLT
Centrifugation and Microscopic EvaluationCentrifugational technique used for recovery of nematode and tapeworm eggs in feces
PARASITOLOGYFECAL OCCULT BLOOD HEMOPROTEINMonday-Friday 8am-5pm0.5 g fecesAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnight1 hourIn Hospital: LOCC
Outside: LOCCO
Slide testCommercial slide test to determine the presence or absence of blood in fecal samples
PARASITOLOGYFECAL SEDIMENTATIONMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 g fecesAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursIn Hospital: LSED
Outside: LSEDO
Hospital Death: N-LSED
Sedimentation and Microscopic evaluationSedimentation and microscopic evaluation of feces
PARASITOLOGYFECAL STARCHMonday-Friday 8am-5pm0.5 g fecesAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnight1 hourIn Hospital: LFCS
Outside: LFCSO
Slide testQualitative slide test used to measure starch digestibility in feces
PARASITOLOGYGIARDIA ANTIGEN ELISAMonday-Friday 8am-5pm0.5 g fecesCanine, FelineFresh, previously frozen or refrigerated (up to 7 days)Ship on cold packs overnight1 hourIn Hospital: LGIA
Outside: LGIAO
Rapid enzyme immunoassay for the detection of Giardia antigen in canine and feline feces. The presence of Giardia antigen in fecal samples may indicate the animal has ingested Giardia cysts, may be actively infected, and may be shedding cysts in feces.
PARASITOLOGYMCMASTER’S QUANTIFICATIONMonday-Friday 8am-5pm4 g feces (2 g for sheep)Equine, Caprine, BovineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight2 hoursIn Hospital: LMMQ
Outside: LMMQO
Centrifugation, Microscopic Evaluation and Quantitation of Nematode eggsCentrifugational technique used for recovery of nematode eggs followed by quantitation to determine eggs per gram of feces
PARASITOLOGYMICROFILARIA EXAM-EDTA BLOODMonday-Friday 8am-5pmWhole blood in EDTACanine, FelineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight2 hoursIn Hospital: LDFEM
Outside: LDFEMO
Microscopic EvaluationMicroscopic evaluation of whole blood in EDTA for presence of microfilaria
PARASITOLOGYROTAVIRUS ANTIGEN ELISAMonday-Friday 8am-5pm0.5 g fecesEquineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight2 hoursIn Hospital: LVEM
Outside: LVEMO
ELISARapid, membrane-based immunogold assay for the qualitative detection of Rotavirus antigens in feces.
PARASITOLOGYTRICHOMONAD CULTURE BV OR FEMonday-Friday 8am-5pmBovine: Prepucial scraping in TYM media for bulls or vaginal /cervical mucus from cows; Feline: Fresh fecesBovine, FelineRoom TemperatureAmbient5 days; preliminary report at 24 hours and 48 hoursCall laboratory for more informationMicroscopic evaluationThe University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories.
SEROLOGYBORRELIA BURGDORFERI (LYME) IFAMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top)CanineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursCall laboratory for more informationIFAThe University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
SEROLOGYBRUCELLA CANIS RAPID SLIDE AGGLUTINATIONMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top)CanineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight1 hoursIn Hospital: LBRU
Outside: LBRUO
Agglutination TestThis test kit is used for the presumptive diagnosis of Brucella canis in dogs by detecting specific antibodies that are formed 1 to 4 weeks after infection. Definitive diagnosis of canine brucellosis is based upon isolation of B. canis from the animal.
SEROLOGYCANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS VACCINATION IGG TITERMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top)CanineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursCall laboratory for more informationIFAThe University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
SEROLOGYCANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS CLINICAL IGG/IGM TITERMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top) and/or 0.5 ml CSF (red top or sterile container)CanineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursCall laboratory for more informationIFAThe University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
SEROLOGYCANINE HERPES VIRUS IFAMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top)CanineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursCall laboratory for more informationIFAThe University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
SEROLOGYCLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOXIN A/B ELISAMonday-Friday 8am-5pmFresh fecesAll species acceptedRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4-24 hoursIn Hospital: LCLDT
Outside: LCLDTO
ELISAELISA test for the detection of toxins A and B produced by toxigenic strains of Clostridium difficile. Samples less than 24 hours old are ideal for accurate testing, but refrigerated samples will be accepted for up to 72 hours. After 72 hours post collection, the sample must be frozen. Note: Fecal specimens that have been preserved in 10% Formalin, Merthiolate Formalin, Sodium Acetate Formalin or Polyvinyl Alcohol cannot be used
SEROLOGYCRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS ANTIGENMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top) or 0.5 ml CSF (red top or sterile container)All species acceptedRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursIn Hospital: LCRYP
Outside: LCRYPO
Agglutination testThis test is used for the Qualitative or semi-quantitative detection of cryptococcal polysaccharide (CPS) antigens in serum or CSF.
SEROLOGYDIROFILARIA IMMITIS FELINE HEARTWORM ANTIBODY TESTMonday-Friday 8am-5pm0.5 mL serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top), plasma or EDTA blood (purple top)FelineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight1 hoursIn Hospital: LDFA
Outside: LDFAO
ELISALateral flow immunoassay for the detection of Dirofilaria immitis antibodies in feline serum, plasma or EDTA blood.
SEROLOGYDIROFILARIA IMMITIS HEARTWORM ANTIGEN ELISA CN/FEMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top) or plasma (purple top)Canine, FelineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight1 hoursIn Hospital: LCPFP
Outside: LCPFPO
ELISAThis ELISA test for the detection of adult Dirofilaria immitis antigen in canine and feline serum or plasma.
SEROLOGYEHRLICHIA CANIS ANTIBODY IFAMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top)CanineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursCall laboratory for more informationIFAThe University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.
SEROLOGYEQUINE ADULT DIARRHEA PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5pm2 g FRESH feces AND EDTA (purple top)EquineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight1 week for completion of all in-house and send out testsCall laboratory for more informationCentrifugation, Microscopic Evaluation, Quantitation of Nematode eggs, ELISA and Bacterial Culture. (PCR is sent out).The University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to UC Davis.
SEROLOGYEQUINE FOAL DIARRHEA PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5pm2 g FRESH fecesEquineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight1 week for completion of all in-house and send out testsCall laboratory for more informationCentrifugation, Microscopic Evaluation, Stain, ELISA and Bacterial Culture. (Electron Microscopy is sent out).The University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to UC Davis.
SEROLOGYEQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA VIRUS ELISAMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL of serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top)EquineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: Submission to laboratory by 2:00pm: Results by 5:00pm the same day
STAT: 2 hours
In Hospital: LEIAE
Outside: LEIAEO

STAT In Hospital: LEIA
STAT Outside: LEIAO
ELISAThis fusion protein ELISA test is used for the detection of Equine Infectious Anemia antibodies in equine serum.
SEROLOGYNEOSPORA CANINUM IFAMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL of serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top)CanineRefrigeratedCall laboratory for more information4 hoursIn Hospital: LNEO
Outside: LNEOO
IFAThe University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories
SEROLOGYRICKETTSIA RICKETTSIIMonday-Friday 8am-5pm1 mL of serum (red top, tiger top or yellow top)CanineRefrigeratedShip on cold packs overnight4 hoursCall laboratory for more informationIFAThe University of Florida’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories is not currently performing this test. Requests received will be sent out to Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.