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Specialized Services Available To Veterinarians

Our available services which we offer to veterinarians are designed to help submit clinical samples directly to our laboratory for analysis. The resulting sample is processed according to the desired tests of the client and results are returned back to the client in a time sensitive manner. Submitting samples for culturing provides crucial information that can be used to determine the source of infection, treatment, and effectiveness of treatment.

Estimated test time is dependent on specific test and on when test is initiated. Samples received in late afternoon or evening will not be started until the following morning, unless RUSH/STAT analysis is requested, in which an additional fee is applied.

  • Acid-Fast Bacterial Analysis Samples are analyzed to determine the presence of acid-fast bacteria, which can include tuberculosis causing bacteria (mycobacteria).

 

  • Aerobic Identification Culture Submitted samples are aerobically cultured and identified to species and genus for up to three different bacterial isolates with the three highest counts. An additional fee is applied for the identification of each extra isolate when the identification of more than three isolates is desired.

 

 

 

  • Bacterial Meningitis Culture Samples are cultured and analyzed to identify the etiologic agent in meningitis. When CSF specimens are submitted, specimens undergo physical observations for abnormalities and are analyzed for their RBC and WBC counts.

 

  • Blood Culture Blood samples are cultured and analyzed for pathogens. Used to confirm bacteremia, identify the causative organism in bacteremia and septicemia, and/or identify the cause of unexplained fever of several days duration.

 

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood samples are evaluated for the three major types of cells in the blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A CBC may be ordered as part of a routine checkup, increased drowsiness is observed, infection is of suspect, or unexplained bruising or bleeding is exhibited.

 

 

  • Ear Culture Samples are cultured and evaluated for infective agents of acute otitis media.

 

  • Eye Culture Samples are cultured to identify causative agents of conjunctivitis and postsurgical and posttraumatic endophthalmitis.

 

  • Gastric Culture Samples are cultured and analyzed for pathogenic Mycobacteria to facilitate medical professional's diagnosis of Mycobacterium infections.

 

 

 

 

  • Nasopharyngeal Culture Samples are cultured and examined to identify pathogens causing upper respiratory tract symptoms.

 

  • Paracentesis Analysis Samples are visually examined for abnormalities, tested to determine their (RBC's) red blood cell count and (WBC's) white blood cell count, and cultured for pathogens, which assists medical professionals with accurately diagnosing spontaneous bacterial peritonitis or other infections in body cavity fluids, determining the cause of ascites or other fluid build-ups in body cavities, and/or to detect abdominal trauma.

 

  • Pericardial Fluid Analysis Samples are visually examined for abnormalities, tested to determine their (WBC's) white blood cell count, and cultured for pathogens, which assists medical professionals in identifying the cause of pericardial effusion and determining appropriate therapy.

 

 

  • Sputum Culture Samples are cultured to isolate and identify the cause of pulmonary infection, thus assisting in the diagnosis of respiratory diseases (most commonly bronchitis, tuberculosis, lung abscess, and pneumonia).

 

  • Stool Culture Samples are cultured to identify pathogenic organisms that cause GI disease and to identify carrier states.

 

  • Throat Culture Samples are cultured to isolate and identify pathogens, especially group A beta-hemolytic streptococci and to screen asymptomatic carriers for pathogens, especially N. meningitidis.

 

  • Urinary Tract Culture Samples are cultured for bacterial growth. If present, bacterial counts are rated as being critical or possibly significant and isolates are identified. Used to help diagnose UTI or monitor microorganism colonization after urinary catheter insertion.

 

  • White Blood Cell Differential (WBD)  Blood samples are evaluated for five types of leukocytes (Neutrophils, Eosinophils, Basophils, Lymphocytes, and Monocytes). Each is given a count and a percentage.  White blood cell differential results assist medical professionals in confirming leukocytosis, leukopenia, neutrophilia, neutropenia, eosinophilia, lymphocytosis, or monocytosis. Results can also be used as a tool to monitor an individuals cell levels after medical treatment.

 

  • Wound Culture Samples are cultured to identify infectious aerobic and anaerobic microbes in a wound.

 

 

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