Veterinary Submission Forms/Diagnostic Tests and Panels

We will be closed February 19th, 2024

Instructions for submitting a veterinary diagnostic sample:

1. Download the forms below. Page 1 includes collection and shipping instructions. Page 2 is the sample submission form.

SAMPLE SUBMISSION FORMS  (pdf)

2. Fill out page 2 (Diagnostic Real-time PCR Sample Submission Form) and include it inside your shipment.

3. Make sure all of your samples are in tightly sealed tubes or containers. Example: drippy poop in a glove is not a sealed container!!!

4. Ship the samples OVERNIGHT (FedEx or UPS) to the following address.

Real-time PCR Lab
1275 Med Science Drive
3110 Tupper Hall
UC Davis, SVM
Davis, CA 95616-8737

We now offer an optional FedEx Online Reduced Price Program (PDF). Make sure to use the "PCR LAB" address when shipping.

Do not use United States Postal Service (USPS) . Even if shipping express, it will take an extra 2 days for campus central receiving to deliver it to our lab.

Available tests:

Individual tests (scroll down for panels):

*As of July 1st, 2023, our prices increased by 5%. The prices listed below have been updated.
**TURNAROUND TIME: Samples must be received by 11am PST in order to have results reported within 24 hours. Samples failing quality control will require an additional 24-hours for retesting. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues and Lawsonia IPMA serology are processed once a week on Mondays and Fridays, respectively.**
Price
Bacteria
Sample Type
$44.00 Actinobacillus equuli Tracheal wash, placenta tissue, cervix swab, or uterine swab
$44.00 Amycolatopsis spp

Placenta tissue

$44.00 Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Tick Fever, formerly E.equi) Whole blood (LTT), tick, cavitary effusion, CSF, spleen tissue, or liver tissue
$44.00 Anaplasma platys  Tick or whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Bartonella spp (including henselae) Whole blood (LTT) or spleen tissue
$44.00 Bartonella vinsonii subsp berkhoffii Whole blood (LTT) or spleen tissue
$44.00 Bordetella bronchiseptica Oropharyngeal swab or nasal swab
$44.00 Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) CSF, synovial fluid, skin biopsy in region of tick bite, urine, or tick
$44.00 Chlamydophila felis/psittaci (UNABLE TO ACCEPT SAMPLES FROM BIRDS IN CALIFORNIA) Feline - nasal or conjunctiva swab,     Avian  conjunctiva, cloaca, and choana swabs (please swab all three areas with one swab or with three separate swabs)
$44.00 Chlamydophila pneumoniae Bronchial wash, sputum, nasopharyngeal wash or swab, tracheal wash, heart, liver, or spleen tissue
$44.00 Clostridium difficile toxins A and B Feces, bacterial isolate, or colon tissue
$117.00 Clostridium perfringens antigen, alpha toxin (CPA), beta toxin (CPB), beta2 toxin (CPB2), cytotoxin (netF), enterotoxin (CPE) Feces or colon tissue
$69.00 Clostridium perfringens antigen, alpha toxin (CPA), and beta toxin (CPB) Feces or colon tissue
$44.00 Clostridium perfringens beta2 toxin (CPB2) Feces or colon tissue
$44.00 Clostridium perfringens cytotoxin (netF) Feces or colon tissue
$44.00 Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) Feces or colon tissue
$44.00 Clostridium piliforme Feces or colon tissue
$44.00 Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (Pigeon Fever) In order of preference: 1) abscess swab or aspirate, 2) skin biopsy, 3) whole blood (LTT), or 4) soil
$44.00 Crossiella equi Placenta tissue
$44.00 Ehrlichia canis Whole blood (LTT), tick, CSF, joint fluid, or liver tissue
$44.00 Ehrlichia chaffeensis Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Ehrlichia ewingii Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Escherichia coli (FhuA gene) Placenta tissue, cervix swab, uterine swab, bacterial isolate, or whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Klebsiella pneumoniae Placenta tissue, cervix swab, or uterine swab
$44.00 Lawsonia intracellularis PCR Feces, rectal swab, or intestine tissue
$22.50 Lawsonia intracellularis IPMA serology Serum (RTT)
1 Sample: $44.00
2 Samples: $74.00
Leptospira spp

Please submit both whole blood (LTT, early stages of infection) and urine (later stages of infection) if possible.
Other acceptable sample types include: CSF, aqueous humor, kidney, liver, placenta, or fetal kidney tissue.

$44.00 Listeria monocytogenes CSF, whole blood (LTT), feces, placenta, food, or soil
$44.00 Mycobacterium avium Complex

Feces, colon, spleen, bone marrow, lymph node, liver or kidney tissue

$44.00 Mycobacterium spp Sputum, nasal swab, lymph node, liver, lung, or spleen tissues, bone marrow, skin biopsy, or food
$44.00 Mycoplasma felis Nasal swab, throat swab, conjunctiva swab, nasal biopsy, or lung tissue
$44.00 Mycoplasma haematoparvum Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Mycoplasma haemofelis/haemocanis Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Mycoplasma haemolamae Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Mycoplasma haemominutum Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Mycoplasma ovis Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Mycoplasma turicensis Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Neorickettsia helminthoeca (Salmon poisoning) Whole blood (LTT), lymph node aspirate, feces, spleen, liver tissues, or food
1 sample $44.00
2 samples $74.00
Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac Horse Fever)/N. findlayensis Both samples must be from the same animal Please submit both feces and whole blood (LTT) if possible. Additional options include: Intestine or colon tissue
$44.00 Pantoea agglomerans Placenta tissue, cervix swab, uterine swab
$44.00 Pseudomonas aeruginosa Placenta tissue, cervix swab, uterine swab, urine, or ocular swab
$44.00 Rhodococcus equi (vapA gene) Tracheal wash or feces
$44.00 Rickettsia spp (including RMSF) Tick or whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Salmonella spp Feces, GI tissue, environmental swabs
$44.00 Staphylococcus aureus with methicillin resistance gene MecA (MRSA) Culture, swab of infection site, urine, or nasopharyngeal swab
$44.00 Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp equisimilis Placenta tissue, cervix swab, or uterine swab
$44.00 Streptococcus equi subsp equi - if positive, then vaccine stain vs. non-vaccine strain differentiation available upon request (additional $42) Guttural pouch lavage, nasal swab/wash, tracheal wash, or abscess drainage
$44.00 Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus

Transtracheal wash, swab of draining abscess, placenta tissue, or uterine swab

*As of July 1st, 2023, our prices increased by 5%. The prices listed below have been updated.
**TURNAROUND TIME: Samples must be received by 11am PST in order to have results reported within 24 hours. Samples failing quality control will require an additional 24-hours for retesting. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues and Lawsonia IPMA serology are processed once a week on Mondays and Fridays, respectively.**

Fungi:

Price
Fungi
Sample Type
$44.00 Aspergillus fumigatus Lung tissue, skin biopsy, other fluids/tissues/swabs taken at infection site
$44.00 Candida albicans Skin biopsy, other fluids/tissues/swabs taken at infection site
$44.00 Coccidioides immitis/posadasii (Valley Fever) - differentiation upon request Lung tissue, joint fluid, other fluids, tissues or swabs at infection site
$44.00 Cryptococcus neoformans v. neoformans Biopsy, swab, or aspirate of lesion, CSF, nasopharyngeal swab, or lung tissue
$44.00 Macrorhabdus ornithogaster Feces or fecal swab
$44.00 Microsporum canis Lesion biopsy or lesion swab
$44.00 Sporothrix schenckii Skin biopsy, swab of lesion, synovial fluid, CSF, or soil
$44.00 Trichophyton mentagrophytes Lesion biopsy or lesion swab

Parasites

Price
Parasites
Sample Type
$44.00 Angiostrongylus cantonensis CSF or central nervous system tissue
$44.00 Babesia spp (including canis, divergens, gibsoni, microti) Whole blood (LTT) or tick
$44.00 Babesia conradae Whole blood (LTT), tick, or spleen tissue
$44.00 Cryptosporidium spp Feces or GI tissue
$44.00 Cryptosporidium felis Feces or GI tissue
$44.00 Giardia spp (lamblia and intestinalis) Feces or small intestine tissue
$44.00 Leishmania spp Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Neospora hughesi/caninum CSF, aborted material, brain or heart tissue
$44.00 Sarcocystis neurona CSF or brain tissue
$44.00 Toxoplasma gondii CSF, feces, brain, placenta, mammary tissue, or whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Tritrichomonas foetus Testing for felines only: Feces, fecal swab, or GI tissue
*As of July 1st, 2023, our prices increased by 5%. The prices listed below have been updated.
**TURNAROUND TIME: Samples must be received by 11am PST in order to have results reported within 24 hours. Samples failing quality control will require an additional 24-hours for retesting. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues and Lawsonia IPMA serology are processed once a week on Mondays and Fridays, respectively.**

Viruses

Price
Virus
Sample Type
$44.00 Asinine Herpesvirus 2 Nasal swab, transtracheal wash, BAL, whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Asinine Herpesvirus 3 Nasal swab, whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Asinine Herpesvirus 5 Nasal swab, transtracheal wash, BAL, whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Bovine Leukemia Virus Whole blood (LTT) or milk
$44.00 Canine Adenovirus 2

Nasal swab, tracheal wash, ocular swab, or lung tissue

$61.00 Canine Respiratory Coronavirus Nasal swab, tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$61.00 Canine Distemper Virus CSF, ocular or nasal swab, whole blood (LTT), brain tissue, or urine
$44.00 Canine Herpesvirus Nasal or pharyngeal swab, ocular swab, vaginal swab, nasal or lung tissue
$44.00 Canine Oral Papillomavirus Lesion biopsy or lesion swab
$61.00 Canine Parainfluenza Virus Nasal or pharyngeal swab, tracheal wash, lung or nasal tissue
$44.00 Canine Parvovirus 1 (Minute Virus) Feces or GI tissue
$44.00 Canine Parvovirus 2 Feces or GI tissue
$44.00 Carp Edema Virus Gill biopsy, gill swab, kidney, liver, or spleen
$44.00 Cyprinid (carp) Herpesvirus 1 Gill biopsy, gill swab, kidney, liver, or spleen
$44.00 Equine Adenovirus type 1 Nasal swab
$44.00 Equine Adenovirus type 2 Feces or nasal swab
$61.00 Equine Arteritis Virus (EVA) Nasal swab, conjunctival swab, nasopharyngeal swab, whole blood (LTT), lung tissue, semen, or placenta tissue
$61.00 Equine Coronavirus Feces

1 sample $67.00
2 samples $84.00

Equine Herpesvirus 1 (quantitative load) and genotype (neuropathogenic, and non-neuropathogenic)***. Both samples must be from same animal to receive price break on second sample Please submit both nasal swab and whole blood if possible. If not, a nasal swab is more desirable. Other sample types include: CSF, lung tissue, bone marrow, liver, placenta tissue, or uterine swab. Sample type should be selected in accordance to clinical presentation.
Please inquire Equine Herpesvirus 1 transcript; presence or absence of active replication. Only available when EHV1 DNA is positive
$44.00 Equine Herpesvirus 2 - Due to a high prevalence of EHV2 in the horse population, this test should be requested for research purposes only. A positive PCR result does not necessarily confirm EHV2 as the disease causing agent. Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, tracheal wash, BAL, lung tissue, or whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Equine Herpesvirus 3 Vaginal swab, penile swab, or biopsy of sore
$44.00 Equine Herpesvirus 4 Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$44.00 Equine Herpesvirus 5 -Due to a high prevalence of EHV5 in the horse population, this test should be requested for research purposes only. A positive PCR result does not necessarily confirm EHV5 as the disease causing agent. BAL, lung tissue, nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans)tracheal wash, or whole blood (LTT)
$61.00 Equine Rhinitis A Virus (additional $17 for ERBV add-on) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, lung tissue, or urine
$61.00 Equine Rhinitis B Virus (additional $17 for ERAV add-on) Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$61.00 Equine Rotavirus A and B Feces or rectal swab
$61.00 Feline Calicivirus Nasal swab, oropharyngeal swab, nasal biopsy, or lung tissue
$61.00 Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) - associated with FIP Peritoneal fluid, feces, CSF, whole blood (LTT), ocular swab, spleen, kidney, or lung tissue
$44.00 Feline Herpesvirus 1 Nasal swab, pharyngeal swab, oral swab, or ocular (cornea) swab
$62.00 Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV subtypes A,B,C,F) Whole blood (LTT)
$44.00 Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) exogenous form Whole blood (LTT), CSF, bone marrow, or tissue
$44.00 Feline Parvovirus (Panleukopenia) Feces, whole blood (LTT), or lymphatic tissues
$61.00 Influenza A (H3N8) - $17 to add on H3N2 Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$61.00 Influenza A (H3N2) - $17 to add on H3N8 Nasal swab or wash, nasopharyngeal swab, (trans) tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$44.00 Koi Herpesvirus Gill cutting/biopsy, gill swab, liver tissue, or kidney tissue
$61.00 Spring Viremia of Carp Virus Gill biopsy, gill swab, kidney, liver, or spleen

Panels:

*As of July 1st, 2023, our prices increased by 5%. The prices listed below have been updated.
**TURNAROUND TIME: Samples must be received by 11am PST in order to have results reported within 24 hours. Samples failing quality control will require an additional 24-hours for retesting. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues and Lawsonia IPMA serology are processed once a week on Mondays and Fridays, respectively.**

Equine

Price
Equine Panels
Sample Type
$103.00 Equine Neurological Panel: Equine herpesvirus 1 (quantitative load and genotype)***, Borrelia burgdorferi, Sarcocystis neurona, Neospora hughesi/caninum CSF or tissue from the central nervous system
$103.00 Equine Respiratory Panel: Equine herpesvirus 1 (quantitative load and genotype)***, equine influenza A (H3N8), equine herpesvirus 4, Streptococcus equi subsp equi, equine rhinitis A virus, equine rhinitis B virus Nasal swab or wash, tracheal wash, pharyngeal swab or wash, or
lung tissue
$102.00 Equine Lower Airway Panel: Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus, Actinobacillus equuli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Rhodococcus equi, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis, Coccidioides immitis/posadasii, Aspergillus fumigatus Transtracheal wash (LTT or RTT) or bronchoalveolar lavage (LTT or RTT)
$103.00 Equine Standard GI/Diarrhea Panel: Equine coronavirus, Clostridium difficile toxins A and B, Lawsonia intracellularis, Neorickettsia risticii, Salmonella spp Feces or rectal swab
$152.00 Foal & Neonate GI/Diarrhea Panel: Clostridium difficile toxins A and B, equine coronavirus, Lawsonia intracellularis, Neorickettsia risticii, Salmonella spp, Cryptosporidium spp, equine rotavirus, Rhodococcus equi, Clostridium perfringens (antigen and toxins CPA, CPB, CPB2, netF, CPE) Feces or rectal swab
$84.00 Equine Vector-borne Panel: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Bartonella spp, Rickettsia spp, Borrelia burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Borrelia burgdorferi testing by qPCR Tick or whole blood (LTT)*
$134.00 Fever of Unknown Origin Panel (Swab): Equine herpesvirus 1 (quantitative load and genotyping)***, equine influenza A (H3N8), equine herpesvirus 4, Streptococcus equi subsp equi, equine rhinitis A virus, and equine rhinitis B virus, Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus, Rhodococcus equi (vapA gene) Nasal swab or wash, tracheal wash, pharyngeal swab or wash, or lung tissue
$102.00 Fever of Unknown Origin Panel (Blood): Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac Horse Fever)/N. findlayensis, Equine herpesvirus 1 (quantitative load and genotyping)*** Whole blood (LTT)
$77.00 Fever of Unknown Origin Panel (Feces): Equine Coronavirus, Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac Horse Fever)/N. findlayensis Feces or rectal swab
$163.00 Standard Equine Abortion Panel: Amycolatopsis spp, Crossiella equi, Escherichia coli (FhuA gene), equine herpesvirus 1 (genotype and quantitative load)***, Pantoea agglomerans, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Leptospira spp, Panfungal, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp equisimilis, Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus Uterine swab, placenta tissue, and/or fetal tissue (stomach fluid, liver, lung)
$50 (if added on to Standard Panel), $100 (if ordered alone) Equine Supplementary Abortion Panel: Actinobacillus equuli, equine arteritis virus, Salmonella spp, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Uterine swab, placenta tissue, and/or fetal tissue (stomach fluid, liver, lung)
$116.00 Equine Ocular Panel: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Aspergillus fumigatus, Staphlococcus aureus (Methicillin resistant), Staphlococcus aureus (not Methicillin resistant), Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus, Equine herpesvirus-2, Equine herpesvirus-5, Fusarium solani Ocular swab

Canine

Price Canine Panels Sample Type
$133.00 Canine Neurological Panel: Canine distemper virus, West Nile virus, Neospora hughesi/caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia spp, Ehrlichia canis, Borrelia burgdorferi *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Borrelia burgdorferi and Neospora hughesi/caninum testing by qPCR CSF and/or whole blood (LTT)*
$106.00 Canine Respiratory Panel: Influenza A virus (H3N8), influenza A virus (H3N2), Bordetella bronchiseptica, canine adenovirus 2, canine distemper virus, canine herpesvirus, canine parainfluenza virus, canine respiratory coronavirus, Streptococcus equi subsp zooepidemicus Nasal swab or wash, tracheal wash, or lung tissue
$98.00 Canine GI/Diarrhea Panel: Clostridium difficile toxins A and B, Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, canine parvovirus 2 Feces or rectal swab
$107.00 Canine Vector-borne Panel: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Bartonella spp, Ehlichia canis, Rickettsia spp, Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia spp, Mycoplasma haemocanis *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Borrelia burgdorferi testing by qPCR Tick or whole blood (LTT)*
$144.00 Canine Blood Donor Panel: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Ehlichia canis, Rickettsia spp, Leishmania spp, Babesia spp, Babesia conradae, Bartonella spp, Mycoplasma haemocanis, Mycoplasma haematoparvum Whole blood (LTT)
$163.00 Extended Canine Blood Donor Panel: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Bartonella spp, Ehrlichia canis, Rickettsia spp, Mycoplasma haemocanis, Leishmania spp, Babesia spp, Mycoplasma haematoparvum, Babesia conradae, Bartonella vinsonii var berkhoffi, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Ehrlichia ewingii, Neorickettsia risticii/N. findlayensis Whole blood (LTT)
*As of July 1st, 2023, our prices increased by 5%. The prices listed below have been updated.
**TURNAROUND TIME: Samples must be received by 11am PST in order to have results reported within 24 hours. Samples failing quality control will require an additional 24-hours for retesting. Formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues and Lawsonia IPMA serology are processed once a week on Mondays and Fridays, respectively.**

Feline

Price
Feline Panels
Sample Type
$100.00 Feline Neurological Panel: Toxoplasma gondii, feline coronavirus, feline leukemia virus CSF and/or whole blood (LTT)
$103.00 Feline Respiratory Panel: Bordetella bronchiseptica, Chlamydophila felis/psittaci, feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus 1, Mycoplasma felis Nasal swab or wash, pharyngeal swab or wash, or lung tissue
$133.00 Feline GI/Diarrhea Panel: Clostridium difficile toxins A and B, Cryptosporidium spp, Salmonella spp, Giardia spp, feline coronavirus, feline parvovirus (Panleukopenia), canine parvovirus 2, Tritrichomonas foetus Feces or rectal swab
$102.00 Feline Vector-borne Panel: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Bartonella spp, Borrelia burgdorgeri, Rickettsia spp, Mycoplasma haemofelis, Mycoplasma haemominutum *WHOLE BLOOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Borrelia burgdorferi testing by qPCR Tick or whole blood (LTT)*
$106.00 Feline Blood Donor Panel: Mycoplasma haemofelis, Mycoplasma haemominutum, Mycoplasma turicensis, feline leukemia virus, feline coronavirus, Bartonella spp, feline immunodeficiency virus Whole blood (LTT)

$126.00

Extended Feline Blood Donor Panel: Feline coronavirus, feline immunodeficiency virus, Mycoplasma haemominutum, feline leukemia virus, Mycoplasma haemofelis, Bartonella spp, Mycoplasma turicensis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis, Neorickettsia risticii/N. findlayensis Whole blood (LTT)
$98.00 Feline Cytopenia Panel: Feline leukemia virus, feline parvovirus (Panleukopenia), canine parvovirus 2, Bartonella spp, feline immunodeficiency virus Whole blood (LTT)
$67.00 Feline Hemotropic Mycoplasma Panel: Mycoplasma haemofelis, Mycoplasma haemominutum, Mycoplasma turicensis Whole blood (LTT)
$100.00 Feline Ocular Conjunctivitis Panel: Chlamydophila felis, feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus 1 Ocular swab, conjunctiva swab, or corneal swab
$104.00 Feline Ocular Uveitis Panel: Bartonella spp, Toxoplasma gondii, feline herpesvirus 1, feline leukemia virus, feline coronavirus, feline immunodeficiency virus Aqueous humor

Miscellaneous

Price
Panel Name
Sample Type
$98.00 Fungus Breakout Panel: Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans v. neoformans, Microsporum canis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Coccidioides immitis/posadassi Biopsy, swab, or exudate of lesion, or CSF
$100.00 Carp Panel: Carp edema virus, cyprinid (carp) herpesvirus 1, spring viremia of carp virus, koi herpesvirus Biopsy of skin or gill, tissues from kidney, liver, and/or spleen

 

***In California, a positive detection of EHV-1, any strain, in a horse with neurological signs must be confirmed by a CAHLC-certified or regulatory laboratory per SB 703