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Toxicology

Effective March 7, 2014  

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all 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.  If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

 

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information. Please note the five-digit test code associated with most toxicology tests and indicate this number on the submission form when requesting the test.

 

 

25-OH-Vitamin D3, KidneyTest Code: 70033
Fee:  55.00

Specimen:

1/2 kidney

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M, F
Turnaround Time:

8-12 bus. days
Comments:

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AnionsTest Code: 70014
Fee:  50.00

Specimen:

  1. Feed
  2. Water
  3. Other

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

 

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days
Comments:  For submission of "other", please contact the lab.

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Anticoagulants, Blood (Brodifacoum, Bromadiolone, Chlorophacinone, Difethialone, Diphacinone, Warfarin)Test Code: 70066
Fee:  88.00

Specimen:

5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top (EDTA) tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed
Turnaround Time:

9-11 bus. days
Comments: Dicoumarol (70009) will be added to this test for an additional charge if warranted, generally for grass eating species.  Pindone, Valone (70219) can be added to this test by special request - additional charges apply.

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Anticoagulants, Tissue/Bait (Brodifacoum, Bromadiolone, Chlorophacinone, Difenacoum, Difethialone, Diphacinone,  Warfarin)Test Code: 70015
Fee:  98.00

Specimen:

2 gm liver, bait, or ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

T
Turnaround Time:

9-15 bus. days
Comments: Dicoumarol (70009)  will be added to this test for an additional charge if warranted, generally for grass eating species.  Pindone, Valone (70219) can be added to this test by special request - additional charges apply.

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Avitrol/StarlicideTest Code: 70061
Fee:  85.00

Specimen:

10 gm bait or stomach contents, ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments: Includes Starlicide.

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BromideTest Code: 70001
Fee:  37.00

Specimen:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

plastic tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-7  bus. days
Comments: Testing can also be performed on medication to determine concentration.

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Cholinesterase, Blood Test Code: 70067
Fee:  30.00

Specimen:

3 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top (EDTA) tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7  bus. days
Comments: If carbamate exposure is suspected, send overnight and call ahead to the lab so the test is done upon receipt.

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Cholinesterase, Tissue/Retina Test Code: 70018
Fee:  35.00

Specimen:

  1. Brain or eye (retina)
  2. RF milk

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

  M-F
Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days
Comments: Split brain into two equal halves sagitally.  Retina, can send whole eye.

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ConvulsantsTest Code: 70021
Fee:  75.00

Specimen:

15 gm bait, environmental sample or stomach contents, ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days
Comments: Sample must be kept frozen. Overnight or 2-day shipping is recommended.

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CyanideTest Code: 70022
Fee:  40.00

Specimen:

1) 3 ml whole blood
2) 5 gm stomach contents, liver, muscle or bait

Shipping Container:

1) purple top (EDTA) tube
2) leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments: 2) Sample must be frozen immediately and kept frozen.

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DicoumarolTest Code:  70009

Fee:

14.00 - Blood

13.20 - Tissue/Bait

Specimen:

1)  5 ml whole blood

2)  2 gm liver, bait or ascites fluid

 

 

 

Shipping Container:

1)  Purple top (EDTA) tube

2)  Leakproof container

 

 

 

Coolant:

Frozen gel packs

 

 

 

 

Days Tested:

As needed

Turnaround Time:

9-15 bus. days

Comments:   This is only tested with Anticoagulants (70066 or 70015)

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DBS Chlorinated Compounds (Lindane, DDT, DDE, PCBs)Test Code: 70203

Fee:  110.00

(11-25 samples 80.00 each, 26+ samples 60.00 each)

Specimen:

1 dried blood spot (50 ul)

Shipping Container:

filter paper

Coolant:

None

Days Tested:

as needed
Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days

Comments: The panel consists of:

1) Lindane (insecticide) - gamma-BHC or gamma benzene hexachloride
2) 4,4’-DDT - the major structural isomer of the insecticide DDT, Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
3) 4,4’-DDE - Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene, environmentally persistent breakdown product and metabolite of DDT
4) PCBs - polychlorinated biphenyls, focusing on the common representative congener PCB-153 (2,2',4,4',5,5'-Hexachlorobiphenyl)
 

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Ethylene Glycol Test Code: 70023
Fee:  53.00

Specimen:

1) 2 ml serum
2) 5 gm kidney
3) stomach contents or bait

4) ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies
Turnaround Time:

7-9 bus. days
Comments:

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Fat, Bone Marrow Test Code: 70024
Fee:  50.00
 

Specimen:

2 gm bone marrow

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments: Refrigerate and ship overnight. Recommended for diagnosis of malnutrition/starvation. Prefer to perform on animals dead for less than 48 hours. Bone of choice is the femur. Processing charge of 50% of test cost will be incurred if no bone marrow is found. If possible, please split the bone before shipping to confirm.

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GCMS General Organic Compounds ScreenTest Code: 70006
Fee:  140.00

Specimen:

1) 20 gm tissue, feed or bait
2) 1 L water
3) 10 ml urine
4) 2 ml serum or blood
5) 20 ml milk
6) 2 gm fat

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:

12-19 bus. days
Comments: Freeze samples after collection. Use only clean, unused containers. Avoid cross contamination among samples.

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GCMS, Quantification Test Code: 70055
Fee:  140.00

Specimen:

1) 20 gm tissue, feed or bait
2) 1 L water
3) 10 ml urine
4) 2 ml serum or blood
5) 20 ml milk
6) 2 gm fat

7) ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

Varies
Comments: Freeze samples after collection. Use only clean, unused containers. Avoid cross contamination among samples.

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Glomerular Filtration Rate/Iohexol Clearance Test Code: 70029
Fee:  95.00

Specimen:

1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

Leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

T, Th
Turnaround Time:

9-11 bus. days
Comments: Be sure tube ID's and times of draw are clearly indicated.

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Ionophores, Qualitative Test Code: 70032
Fee:  70.00

Specimen:

1) 10 gm feed or stomach contents
2) 1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

 Leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed

Turnaround Time:

10-12  bus. days
Comments:    Automatically run Ionophores Quantification if any positive results.

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Ionophores Quantification Test Code: 70031
Fee:  45.00

Specimen:

1) 10 gm feed or stomach contents
2) 1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

Leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

12-15 bus. days
Comments:  This test is automatically performed on any positive qualitative ionophore screen. Turnaround time commences after qualitative ionophore screen is completed.

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Lead, BloodTest Code: 70019
Fee:  32.00
(volume discount for 11 or more samples)
 

Specimen:

0.5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top (EDTA) tube (preferred) or heparin tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments: Mix sample well immediately to prevent clotting.
This test is also available as part of a toxic element panel - see Toxic Elements in Whole Blood or Toxic Elements in Whole Blood, Extended.

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Melamine and Related CompoundsTest Code: 70068
Fee:  205.00

Specimen:

1) 1 kg/2 lbs feed
2) 5 ml urine
3) 10 gm kidney

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

2,3) frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies
Turnaround Time:

12-15 bus. days
Comments:

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MercuryTest Code: 70034
Fee:  43.00

Specimen:

1) 0.5 ml whole blood
2) 5 gm hair
3) 10 gm tissue (brain, kidney or liver)

Shipping Container:

1) purple top (EDTA) tube
2) sealed plastic bag
3) leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days - blood

10-12 bus. days - other

Comments: This test is also available as part of a toxic element panel - see Toxic Elements in Whole Blood or Toxic Elements in Whole Blood, Extended.

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MethylxanthinesTest Code: 70062
Fee:  65.00

Specimen:

1) 2 ml serum or plasma
2) 10 gm stomach contents
3) 20 gm environmental sample
4) urine

Shipping Container:

1) plastic tube
2,3,4) leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days

Comments:

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Mycotoxins (Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2, Zearalenone, Vomitoxin)Test Code: 70037
Fee:  75.00

Specimen:

1) 1 kg/2.2 lbs feed
2) 10 gm stomach content

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

Frozen gel packs

Days Tested:
 
M-F
Turnaround Time:

12-15 bus. days
Comments:  Diacetoxyscipenol (DAS) and T2 by request.  Each positive mycotoxin will result in mycotoxin quantification testing for an additional charge per compound.  Refer to Mycotoxin Quantification (70036).

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Mycotoxins Quantification (Aflatoxins, B1, B2, G1 and G2, Zearaleone, Vomitoxin)
Test Code: 70036
Fee:  45.00

Specimen:

1) 1 kg/2.2 lbs feed
2) 10 gm stomach content

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

Frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies

Turnaround Time:

9-12 bus. days

Comments: Performed after positive mycotoxin screen. Each positive mycotoxin will result in mycotoxin quantification testing for an additional charge per compound.  Diacetoxyscipenol (DAS) and T2 by request.

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NitratesTest Code: 70039
Fee:  18.00

Specimen:

1) 1 ml serum
2) 1 lb feed
3) 1 ml eye fluid

Shipping Container:

1) plastic tube
2,3) leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments: If positive, a quantitative assay will be automatically ordered for an additional charge. See Nitrates Quantification.   Additional information.

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Nitrates Quantification Test Code: 70038
Fee:  20.00

Specimen:

1) 1 ml serum
2) 1 lb feed
3) 1 ml eye fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days
Comments: Performed after positive Nitrates qualitative test.   Additional information.

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Pesticides, Chlorinated Test Code: 70020
Fee:  130.00

Specimen:

1) 3-4 ml serum, blood or plasma
2) 10 gm tissue (fat, liver or brain)
3) 50 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

17-20 bus. days
Comments:

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pH Determination Test Code: 70042
Fee:  8.00

Specimen:

10 gm stomach contents

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments: Refrigerate and ship overnight, as pH changes with time.

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PhosphineTest Code: 70063
Fee:  55.00

Specimen:

10 gm stomach contents, rumen contents,  crop contents or bait

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed

Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments: Freeze immediately and keep frozen. Ship overnight.

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Pindone/ValoneTest Code: 70209

Fee:

32.00 - blood

60.00 - tissue/bait

Specimen:

1) 5 ml whole blood

2) 2 gm liver, bait, ascited fluid

Shipping Container:

1)  purple top (EDTA) tube

2) leakproof container

Coolant:

Frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed

Turnaround Time:

9-15 bus. days

Comments:    This is only tested with Anticoagulants (70066 or 70015).

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Plant Identification
Fee:  60.00

Specimen:

plant or mushroom

Shipping Container:

waxed paper bag

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

varies
Turnaround Time:

5-10 bus. days
Comments: Collect sample with as many representative intact parts as possible. Please provide image on CD or include photo, if possible.

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Polychlorinated Biphenyls Test Code: 70045
Fee:  130.00

Specimen:

1) 3-4 ml serum, blood or plasma
2) 10 gm fat
3) 50 gm feed

4) 10 gm tissue

Shipping Container:

1) plastic tube
2,3,4) leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

17-20 bus. days
Comments:  Keep specimen frozen, ship overnight

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StrychnineTest Code: 70052
Fee:  35.00

Specimen:

1) 10 gm stomach contents
2) 10 ml urine
3) 10 gm tissue

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

7-8 bus. days
Comments:

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Toxic Elements - Biopsy (Copper, Iron, Lead, Selenium, Zinc)Test Code: 70017

Fee:  34.00

Specimen:

100 mg biopsy

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments: Only the following elements are reported if the biopsy has been exposed to formalin or saline: Calcium, Copper, Iron and Zinc. Please note on submission form if the biopsy is fixed or has been compromised in any way.

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Toxic Elements - Feed/Other (Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfur, Thallium and Zinc)Test Code: 70027
Fee:  42.00

Specimen:

1 kg (2.2 lbs) feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments:  Must be a representative feed sample.  If sample is mineral mix, use Toxic Elements - Premix (70046).

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Toxic Elements - Fluid (Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfur, Thallium and Zinc)Test Code: 70025
Fee:  32.00

Specimen:

5 ml urine or eye fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments:

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Toxic Elements - Premix (Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfur, Thallium and Zinc)Test Code: 70046
Fee:  50.00

Specimen:

1 lb (500 gm) feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days

Comments:    For concentrated mineral mixes only.

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Toxic Elements - Soil/Sludge (Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Sulfur, Thallium and Zinc)Test Code: 70051
Fee:  50.00

Specimen:

50 gm soil

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments:

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Toxic Elements - Tissue (Arsenic, Cadmium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Selenium,  Thallium and Zinc)Test Code: 70004
Fee:  34.00

Specimen:

3 gm tissue

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments:    Clearly identify tissue on container.

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Toxic Elements in Whole Blood (Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Selenium and Thallium)Test Code: 70200
Fee:  60.00

Specimen:

0.5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top (EDTA) tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments:

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Toxic Elements in Whole Blood - Dried Blood Spots (Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Selenium and Thallium)Test Code: 70200
Fee:  80.00
(11-25 samples 50.00 each, 26+ samples 40.00 each)

Specimen:

50 ul blood spot

Shipping Container:

filter paper

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed
Turnaround Time:

7 bus. days
Comments:   Ship using dried blood spot kit (99604) $16.00.

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Toxic Elements in Whole Blood - Extended (Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium, Thallium and Vanadium)Test Code: 70201
Fee:  93.00

Specimen:

0.5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top (EDTA) tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-7  bus. days
Comments:

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