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Other PCR

Effective March 6, 2014       

Note:
A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions, except neuromuscular tests. All fees are in US $.

 

Note on days tested and turnaround times:  Samples must be received at least 1 business day before the scheduled testing day.  New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin.  Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time. 

 

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information.

  

 

Equine Malignant Hyperthermia
Fee:  65.00

Specimen:

1) 3-7 ml whole blood
2) 20 hair roots

Shipping Container:

1) EDTA tube
2) sealed envelope or zip lock bag

Coolant:

1) frozen gel packs
2) none

Days Tested:

Turnaround Time:

7-14 bus. days 
Comments: Results reported on Wednesdays. Samples should be received by the previous Thursday.

See the Equine Neuromuscular home page for more information on submitting for this test.

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Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM)
Fee:  65.00

Specimen:

1) 3-7 ml whole blood
2) 20 hair roots

Shipping Container:

1) EDTA tube
2) sealed envelope or zip lock bag

Coolant:

1) frozen gel packs
2) none

Days Tested:

W
Turnaround Time:

7-14 bus. days
Comments: Results reported on Mondays. Samples should be received by the previous Tuesday.

See the Equine Neuromuscular home page for more information on submitting for this test.

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Freemartin in Cattle
Fee:  ref. lab fee

Specimen:

3-5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top (EDTA) tube is preferred; green top (heparin) tube is also acceptable

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

F
Turnaround Time:

2-7 bus. days

Comments:    This is currently being sent to Vet Genetics Lab in California.

What is a Freemartin?
Freemartinism is recognized as one of the most significant forms of sexual abnormality among cattle. This condition causes infertility in the female cattle born twin to a male. When a heifer twin shares the uterus with a bull fetus, they also share the placental membrances connecting the fetuses with the dam.

Testing Requirements:
Draw three to 5 ml of blood into a vial with a green or lavender stopper. Label the vial with the animal’s identification – tattoo, tag or unique identification. Only fresh, whole blood can be used for freemartin testing. Do not freeze or overheat the blood. Ship the sample via courier after it has been drawn.

Understanding the Test:
The Freemartin PCR test is a genetic test done on the whole blood of your twin heifer. The test looks for the presence of the Y chromosome (male sex chromosome) in the blood.

If the test finds the presence of the Y chromosome, the test is positive for freemartinism and the test findings are consistent with the heifer being a freemartin.

If the Y chromosome is not detected, the test findings are consistent with the heifer being a normal female bovine.

This testing does not rule out infertility due to causes other than freemartinism.

This testing does not include an evaluation for other cytogenetic abnormalities.
 

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Heterosporis sp.
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

1) whole fish
2) muscle tissue

Shipping Container:

1,2) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

3-5 bus. days
Comments: qPCR in development.

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