MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS

(Turnaround time 1-2 days)

TEST DESCRIPTIONSPECIMEN REQUIREMENT
VIRUS
Canine tick-borne infectious disease profile (Babesia genus, Ehrlichia genus)1.0mL EDTA blood
Canine gastrointestinal panel ( Giardia intestinalis, Cryptosporidium spp., Tritrichomonas foetus, Salmonella spp., Clostridium Perfringens, canine coronavirus, canine parvovirus 2)5g stool in stool/sterile container
Canine respiratory tract infection panel (Fungus kingdom, Streptococcus spp., Mycoplasma spp., Bordetella spp., canine influenza (H3N8), canine distemper virus)1.0 ml transtracheal wash (TTW) (preferred sample) or bronchiolar- alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in sterile plain tube, 1.0mL EDTA blood. Keep on ice
Feline gastrointestinal panel ( Giardia intestinalis, Cryptosporidium spp., Tritrichomonas foetus, Toxoplasma gondii, Salmonella spp., Clostridium perfringens, feline coronavirus (FeCoV), feline panleukopenia virus)5g stool in stool/sterile container
Feline respiratory tract infection panel ( Fungus kingdom, Streptococcus spp., Mycoplasma spp., Chlamydia spp., feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus-1)1.0 ml transtracheal wash (TTW) (preferred sample) or bronchiolar- alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in sterile plain tube, 1.0mL EDTA blood. Keep on ice
Skin infection panel (Fungus Kingdom (fungus, yeast and mould), bacteria domain, Staphylococcus auerus with methicillin resistance gene MecA [MRSA])Deep lesion: fresh skin biopsies in plain tube with 0.5ml sterile saline to keep moist (not wet), swab from deep in tissue placed in aerobic transport media. Keep on ice
Superficial lesion: 0.5 - 3mg hair and skin scraping, wound swab placed in aerobic transport media. Keep on ice
Gastrointestinal parasite profile feline (Tritrichomonas foetus, Giardia intestinalis, Cryptosporidium spp. )5g stool in sterile container
Canine neurology panel (Borrelia spp., Canine distemper virus [CDV], Crytococcus spp., Neospora spp., Toxoplasma gondii, Bacterial 16S ribosome PCR + Cytology)CSF 1 ml Volume in EDTA
Feline neurology panel (Cryptococcus spp., Feline Coronavirus [FCoV], FeLV, FIV, and Toxoplasma gondii PCR, Bacterial 16S ribosome PCR + Cytology)CSF 1 ml Volume in EDTA
Feline coronavirus1.0mL fluid, blood in EDTA /tissue in sterile container
Feline calicivirus1.0 ml transtracheal wash (TTW) (preferred sample) or bronchiolar alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in sterile plain tube, 1.0mL EDTA blood. Keep on ice
Feline herpesvirus type 11.0 ml transtracheal wash (TTW) (preferred sample) or bronchiolar alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in sterile plain tube, or dry or VfM oropharyngeal swab
Feline panleukopenia virus (Feline parvovirus)5g stool sample, tongue swab, tissues including gut or lymphoid in sterile container
Canine leukaemia virus (FeLV)0.5 ml EDTA blood or bone marrow aspirate collected into EDTA
Canine immunodeficiency virus (FIV)0.5 ml EDTA blood
Canine influenza virus (H3N8)1.0 ml transtracheal wash (TTW) or bronchiolar alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in sterile plain tube. 5 g stool in sterile container
Canine parvovirus 25g stool sample, tongue swab, tissues including gut or lymphoid in sterile container
Canine distemper virus
Canine coronavirus (respiratory and enteric)1.0 ml transtracheal wash (TTW) or bronchiolar alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in sterile plain tube
PARASITE
Cryptosporidium species5g stool in stool/sterile container
Babesia canis / gibsoni1.0mL EDTA blood
Ehrlichia species1.0mL EDTA blood
Anaplasma spp.
(for detecting Anaplasma platys)
1.0mL EDTA whole blood
Giardia intestinalis5g stool in stool/sterile container
Tritrichomonas foetus5g stool in stool/sterile container
Toxoplasma gondiiCSF, BAL, effusion or tissue
Anaplasma phagocytophilium1m 1.0mL EDT A whole blood
BACTERIA
Staphylococcus aureus with methicillin resistance gene MecA (MRSA)Swab placed in aerobic transport media or 1.0mL fluid, blood in EDTA. Deep lesion: fresh skin biopsies in plain tube with 0.5 ml sterile saline to keep moist (not wet), swab from deep in tissue placed in aerobic transport media.Superficial lesion: 0.5-3 mg hair and skin scraping, wound swab placed in aerobic transport media.
Bordetella spp.1.0 ml transtracheal wash (TTW) (preferred sample) or bronchiolar alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in sterile plain tube, 1.0mL EDTA blood. Throat swab.
Bartonella spp.1.0ml EDTA whole blood
Streptococcus spp.1.0 ml transtracheal wash (TTW) (preferred sample) or bronchiolar alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in sterile plain tube, 1.0mL EDTA blood. Keep on ice
Clostridium perfringens5g stool in stool/sterile container.
Salmonella spp.5g stool in stool/sterile container.
Leptospira species1.0 mL blood in EDTA/5mL urine in sterile container
Mycoplasma species(canis and cynos)Throat swab, ocular swab, transtracheal wash (TTW) or BAL, CSF, synovial or pleural fluid
Mycoplasma felisThroat swab, ocular swab, transtracheal wash (TTW) or BAL, CSF, synovial or pleural fluid
Mycoplasma haemocanis1.0ml EDTA whole blood
Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum1.0ml EDTA whole blood
Bacteria domainDeep lesion: fresh skin biopsies in plain tube with 0.5 ml sterile saline to keep moist (not wet), swab from deep in tissue placed in aerobic transport media.
Superficial lesion: 0.5-3 mg hair and skin scraping, wound swab placed in aerobic transport media.
Chlamydia spp.Dry or VTM conjunctival swab
FUNGI
Encephalitozoon cuniculi
Encephalitozoon spp.1.0ml EDTA whole blood