Available Tests

A wide range of options

IDL continues to research and develop new tests and technologies to better serve our clients. Below is a listing of the current tests we offer along with sample collection recommendations, interpretation information and the submission form for each test.

Statement of Ownership of Diagnostic Specimens

Submission of specimens for testing by the University of Georgia Infectious Diseases Laboratory (IDL) using any of our submission forms constitutes a contract for delivery of test results and associated interpretations to the submitter. The submitted specimens, as well as products, isolates, and data derived from them become the property of the University of Georgia. Submitted specimens may be returned to clients if prior arrangements are made with the lab. In the special case of carcasses submitted for necropsy, remains will only be released to registered pet cremation services.

Alphabetical list of available tests

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Adenovirus in situ hybridization

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissues such as liver, spleen.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Aleutian Disease Virus Panel

Sample: Urine (0.5 ml), oral swab, and serum

Interpretation

Submission Form

Antinuclear Antibody Titer

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Atoxoplasma PCR

Sample: Liver-spleen swab or blood

Interpretation

Submission Form

Avian Bornavirus RT-PCR

Sample: whole blood (EDTA), fecal swab, CNS tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

Avian Gastric Yeast PCR

Sample: Feces

Interpretation

Submission Form

Avian Histopathology

Sample: Formalin fixed tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

Avian Necropsy

Sample: Body

Interpretation

Submission Form

Avian Polyomavirus Antibody Titer

Sample: separated, non-hemolyzed sterile serum (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Avian Polyomavirus in situ hybridization (psittacine only)

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissues such as liver, spleen.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Avian Polyomavirus PCR

Sample: choanal/cloacal swab, whole blood (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

B

Bartonella henselae culture (Cat Scratch Disease)

Sample: Sterile whole blood (EDTA) – 1ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Borna Virus RT-PCR

Sample: whole blood (EDTA – 0.1ml), fecal swab, CNS tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

C

Canine Circovirus PCR

Sample: Feces/Fecal Swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

Canine Distemper Virus RT-PCR

Sample: Urine, whole blood (EDTA), or CSF – 0.5ml. Single tissue or pooled tissue homogenate.
For Panel: Urine, Whole Blood (EDTA)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Chlamydia In situ Hybridiazation (ISH)

Sample: affected fixed tissues such as liver, spleen.
Contact IDL for slide requirements.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Chlamydia sp. Panel

Sample: conjunctival/choanal/cloacal swab, whole blood (0.1ml) and separated non-hemolyzed serum (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Chlamydia sp. PCR

Sample: conjunctival/choanal/cloacal swab, whole blood (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Chlamydia sp. Serology

Sample: separated non-hemolyzed serum (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Circovirus in situ hybridization

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissues such as blood feather with skin attached.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Cryptococcal Antigen Titer

Sample: serum or CSF – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Culture and Sensitivity

Sample: Sterile tissue swab. Must state what tissue was sampled

Interpretation

Submission Form

D

DNA in situ hybridization tests

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissue.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

E

Ehrlichia canis Antibody Titer (Canine)

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Exotic animal histopathology

Sample: fixed tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

Exotic animal necropsy

Sample: body

Interpretation

Submission Form

F

Feline Disease Panel (Toxo, FIP, FIV, FeLV titers)

Sample: serum – 1ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Feline Heartworm Antibody

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Feline Heartworm Panel (antigen and antibody)

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Feline Leukemia Virus (antigen)

Sample: Serum – 0.5 ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

FIP antibody titer

Sample: serum or effusion – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

FIV antibody titer

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

G

Gender Determination PCR (Psittacines; contact IDL for other bird types)

Sample: whole blood (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Generic circovirus (non-psittacine) PCR

Sample: whole blood (0.1ml), tissue swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

Generic circovirus in situ hybridization

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissue such as bursa, spleen.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Generic Herpesvirus PCR

Sample: choanal/cloacal swab, whole blood (0.1ml), tissue swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

H

Heartworm Antigen (any species)

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Hepatitis Panel in situ hybridization (Pacheco’s, Adenovirus, Polyomavirus)

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissue such as liver, spleen.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Herpesvirus (generic) PCR

Sample: choanal/cloacal swab, whole blood (0.1ml), tissue swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

Histopathology (Avian and/or Exotic Animal)

Sample: fixed tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

I

Immunohistochemistry tests

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissues.
Contact IDL for slide requirements.

Interpretation

Submission Form

In situ hybridization tests

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissue.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

K

Koi Herpesvirus in situ hybridization

Sample: Formalin fixed gill, fin.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Koi Herpesvirus Isolation

Sample: Refrigerated or Frozen tissue

Interpretation

Sample Preparation Document

Submission Form

Koi Herpesvirus PCR

Sample: swab of cut tissue

Interpretation

Sample Preparation Document

Submission Form

L

Lyme’s Disease Antibody Titer (Canine and Equine)

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

M

Microbial Culture and Sensitivity

Sample: swab of affected tissue (Must state what tissue sampled)

Interpretation

Submission Form

N

Necropsy (avian and small exotics; contact IDL for other species)

Sample: body

Interpretation

Submission Form

Neospora caninum Antibody (Canine)

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

O

Ophidian Paramyxovirus in situ hybridization

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissue (such as brain, lung).
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Ophidian Paramyxovirus Panel

Sample: Choanal/cloacal swab, whole blood (min. 0.1ml in EDTA), respiratory or CNS tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

Ophidian Paramyxovirus RT-PCR

Sample: Choanal/cloacal swab, whole blood (min. 0.1ml in EDTA), respiratory or CNS tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

P

Pacheco’s Disease Virus Antibody Titer

Sample: separated, non-hemolyzed sterile serum (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Pacheco’s Disease Virus in situ hybridization

Sample: Affected formalin fixed tissue such as liver, spleen.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Pacheco’s Disease Virus Panel

Sample: choanal/cloacal swab and whole blood (0.1ml) and separated non- hemolyzed sterile serum (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Pacheco’s Disease Virus PCR

Sample: choanal/cloacal swab or whole blood (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Paramyxovirus (Ophidian) in situ hybridization

Sample: affected formalin fixed tissue (such as brain, lung).
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Paramyxovirus (Ophidian) Panel

Sample: Choanal/cloacal swab, whole blood (min. 0.1ml in EDTA), respiratory or CNS tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

Paramyxovirus (Ophidian) RT-PCR

Sample: Choanal/cloacal swab, whole blood (min. 0.1ml in EDTA), respiratory or CNS tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

Pasteurella multocida Antibody Titer

Sample: 0.1ml Serum

Interpretation

Submission Form

Pasteurella multocida Antigen PCR

Sample: Deep Nasal Swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

Pasteurella multocida Panel

Sample: Deep Nasal Swab and 0.1ml Serum

Interpretation

Submission Form

PDD:Proventricular Dilatation Disease

Sample: Crop biopsy

Interpretation

Submission Form

Pigeon Circovirus PCR

Sample: Spleen Swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

Porcine circovirus in situ hybridization: see generic circovirus in situ hybridization

Sample: Affected formalin fixed tissue such as bursa, spleen.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (Circo) Viruses 1 and 2 (PCR, Feather Panel)

Sample: whole blood (0.1ml) and blood feather with skin attached in 10% buffered formalin

Interpretation

Submission Form

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease 1 and 2 PCR

Sample: Whole blood (0.1ml), swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease 1 PCR

Sample: Whole blood (0.1ml), swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease 2 PCR

Sample: Whole blood (0.1ml), swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Virus in situ hybridization

Sample: Blood feather with skin attached in 10% buffered formalin.
See Submission Form for detailed instructions.

Interpretation

Submission Form

R

Rheumatoid Factor (Canine)

Sample: serum – 1ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) Antibody Titer (Canine)

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

S

Salmonella sp. (Culture)

Sample: swab of excrement or swab of cut tissue

Interpretation

Submission Form

Salmonella sp. PCR

Sample: swab of excrement or swab of cut tissue

Interpretation

Submission Form

Salmonella spp. Antibody Screening

Sample: 0.1 ml Serum

Interpretation

Submission Form

Salmonella spp. Antibody Titration

Sample: 0.1 ml Serum

Interpretation

Submission Form

Sex Determination (psittacine)  (Contact IDL for other bird types)

Sample: whole blood (0.1ml)

Interpretation

Submission Form

Spironucleus PCR

Sample: Choanal/Cloacal Swab

Interpretation

Submission Form

T

Tick-borne Disease Panel (RMSF, Lyme’s, E. canis titers) (Canine)

Sample: serum – 1ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

Toxoplasma PCR

Sample: CSF, Brain, Feces, Urine

Interpretation

Submission Form

Toxoplasmosis Antibody Titer (Canine, Feline)

Sample: serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

V

Virus Isolation (Avian + Fish)

Sample: refrigerated/frozen tissue samples

Interpretation

Submission Form

Additional Submission Form

W

West Nile RT-PCR

Sample: CSF or Tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

West Nile Virus Antibody Titer

Sample: Sterile serum – 0.5ml

Interpretation

Submission Form

West Nile Virus Immunohistochemistry

Sample: affected tissue such as brain, heart.
Contact IDL for slide requirements.

Interpretation

Submission Form

Z

Zoo and exotic animal histopathology

Sample: fixed tissues

Interpretation

Submission Form

Zoo and exotic animal necropsy

Sample: body

Interpretation

Submission Form