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  • Parasitology: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    for both Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum by polymerase chain reaction PCR Results will be available 5 7 business days following submission We hope that this will simplify the process of submitting ticks to the AHDC for evaluation More information regarding ticks and tick transmitted diseases can be found at http www cdc gov ticks diseases http www cdc gov ticks removing a tick html http www cdc gov ticks geographic distribution html http www cdc gov ticks life cycle and hosts html Ticks Removed from People Veterinary Submissions Instructions for Submitting Ticks Removed from People All ticks must be submitted in a leak proof and escape proof plastic screw cap vial or jar If the tick is alive there are two options for packaging Option 1 is to place the vial holding the tick in a freezer overnight before packaging for shipment Then the jar or vial must be placed in a leak proof zipper lock bag No cold packs are required during shipment Option 2 is to add 5ml approximately one teaspoon of alcohol to the jar or vial covering the tick Then the jar or vial must be placed in a leak proof zipper lock bag also containing absorbent material sufficient to absorb at least 5 ml of liquid If the shipment is made by ground delivery USPS FEDEX ground or UPS ground there are no special requirements for the vial or jar If the shipment is to be made by air USPS next day FEDEX next day UPS next day the vials must be rated to withstand 95kPa internal pressure for air cargo Please fill out completely and print the Non Veterinary Tick Submission Form and print a copy Place the submission form in a separate zipper lock bag Submission must also be accompanied by payment of 100 00 for up to 5 ticks via credit card For credit card payment please print and fill out the Credit Card Authorization Form and enclose with submission form in zipper lock bag for paperwork Place the bags containing the tick and the paperwork into an outer box and seal box with packing tape Print the label for UN3373 Biological Substance Category B do not reduce the size of the image for printing cut out the label along the dotted line and affix to outer box with clear packing tape Routine shippers can substitute commercially available peel and stick versions of this required label Ship using the appropriate address below for US Postal Service or other courier UPS or FEDEX US Postal Service Animal Health Diagnostic Center PO Box 5786 Ithaca NY 14852 5786 UPS or FEDEX Animal Health Diagnostic Center 240 Farrier Rd Ithaca NY 14853 Instructions for Veterinarians Submitting Ticks Removed from Animals Veterinarians should submit ticks for testing using the standard AHDC general submission form Payment arrangements are made for the veterinarian s account If this is a first time submission and an account has not previously been established the laboratory medical records staff will contact

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/Paras/tickID.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Services Referral Serology Toxicology Vet Support Services Virology Each accession received will be charged a 5 00 accessioning fee in addition to the requested testing Fees are subject to change without notice please call the lab if you have any questions Influenza Virus Matrix PCR IVMPCR Sample Details 1 swab or 2 tissue min 5 g or 3 allantoic fluid min 2 mL or other culture Cost Fee 36 75 Comment Submit swabs in sterile sealed vials with several drops of saline added to prevent desiccation Bacterial transport media are not appropriate for PCR assays If culture is desired submit a separate swab in an acceptable bacterial transport media Cotton plastic wood handled and Dacron and other synthetic swabs are all acceptable for PCR based assays Calcium alginate swabs should be avoided This service is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems Details Reference Ranges Lab Section Molecular Diagnostics Description This PCR assay will detect most if not all influenza virus types currently circulating in most species including

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/test/detail.aspx?testcode=IVMPCR (2015-06-03)
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  • Support Services Contact AHDC CVM Home AHDC My Account Test Search for AHDC Clients Species Key Word Test Type Lab Section All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelid Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Services Referral Serology Toxicology Vet Support Services Virology Each accession received will be charged a 5 00 accessioning fee in addition to the requested testing Fees are subject to change without notice please call the lab if you have any questions Canine Influenza Virus HI H3N8 CIVHI Sample Details 1 mL serum Cost Fee 22 00 sample Comment Serum samples are stable at room temperature for several days If longer refrigerate or freeze Paired serum samples are recommended for optimal diagnostic test interpretation If you order this test you will receive an HI titer against the H3N8 influenza virus In addition at no additional charge you will also receive a separate result for the HI titer against the H3N2 virus that began circulating in dogs in the Chicago area circa March 2015 Details Reference Ranges Test Interpretations Lab Section Virology Description Hemagglutination Inhibition Test antibody detection specific for H3N8 virus Automatically paired with HI test for H3N2 at no additional charge Min Sample Volume Collection Container red top blood collection tube Coolant Test Target Antibody Test Days As needed Test Turnaround 3 7 days No Reference Ranges Canine Influenza Virus HI H3N8 Canine influenza Virus HI Interpretation The hemagglutination inhibition antibody titer is the reciprocal of the highest dilution of serum that prevents the agglutination of red blood cells by influenza virus endpoint dilution of 1 128 antibody titer of 128 Titers are in

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/test/detail.aspx?testcode=CIVHI (2015-06-03)
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  • for AHDC Clients Species Key Word Test Type Lab Section All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelid Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Services Referral Serology Toxicology Vet Support Services Virology Each accession received will be charged a 5 00 accessioning fee in addition to the requested testing Fees are subject to change without notice please call the lab if you have any questions Canine Respiratory Panel CRPNL Sample Details nasal pharyngeal and nasal swabs Cost Fee 115 00 per sample Comment Submit swabs in sterile sealed vials with several drops of saline added to prevent desiccation Bacterial transport media are not appropriate for PCR assays If culture is desired submit a separate swab in an acceptable bacterial transport media Cotton plastic wood handled and Dacron and other synthetic swabs are all acceptable for PCR based assays Calcium alginate swabs should be avoided This service is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems Details Testing Strategy Reference Ranges Lab Section Molecular Diagnostics Description Multiple PCR assays each detecting a single pathogen run together as a panel includes CDV CAV CPI Canine Pneumovirus Beta Coronavirus B bronchiseptica Mycoplasma cynos Influenza matrix PCRs Min Sample Volume 1 set of swabs Collection Container Submit swabs in sterile sealed vials with several drops of saline added to prevent desiccation Bacterial transport media are not appropriate Cotton plastic wood handled and Dacron and other synthetic swabs are all acceptable Calcium alginate swabs should be avoided Coolant Refrigerate Test Target Nucleic Acid Test Days M F as needed Test Turnaround 3 5 days Collection of swab samples early generally within 3 days

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/test/detail.aspx?testcode=CRPNL (2015-06-03)
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  • Bacteriology: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Personnel Contact Bacteriology Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious Research

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/Bact/research.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • Clinical Pathology Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Clinical Pathology Clinical Pathology Testing Test Info Protocols Research Development Educational Resources ClinPath Residency About the Clinical Pathology Section Personnel Contact Clinical Pathology Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious Research Development Services Clinical Pathology performs testing for a variety of researchers and contract laboratories We can create customized panels consisting of specific tests for research projects We also provide consultation on study design if desired how to submit samples with examples of request forms and guidance on optimal sample collection labeling and shipping For all research projects the project leader or designated representative must contact our laboratory manager before any samples can be accepted for analysis We will require the following information when setting up a research account Contact information Manner of result reporting we can send your results by fax email or regular mail Species to be tested Tests

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/Sects/ClinPath/research/index.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • Research
    nlm nih gov pubmed 23061683 Donahue SM Brooks M Otto CM Examination of hemostatic parameters to detect hypercoagulability in dogs with severe protein losing nephropathy J Vet Emerg Crit Care San Antonio 2011 Aug 21 4 346 55 doi 10 1111 j 1476 4431 2011 00656 x PMID 21827592 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 21827592 Watts AE Fubini SL Todhunter RJ Brooks MB Comparison of plasma and peritoneal indices of fibrinolysis between foals and adult horses with and without colic Am J Vet Res 2011 Nov 72 11 1535 40 PMID 22023133 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 22023133 Sharpe KS Center SA Randolph JF Brooks MB Warner KL Stokol T Barr SC Felippe MJ Influence of treatment with ultralow dose aspirin on platelet aggregation as measured by whole blood impedence aggregometery and platelet P selectin expression in clinically normal dogs Am J Vet Res 2010 Nov 71 11 1294 1304 PMID 21034320 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 21034320 Booth CJ Brooks MB Rockwell S Murphy JW Rinder HM Zelterman D Paidas MJ Compton SR Marks PW WAG F8 m1Ycb rats harboring a factor VIII gene mutation provide a new animal model for hemophilia A J Thromb Haemost 2010 Nov 8 11 2472 77 doi 10 1111 j 1538 7836 2010 03978 x PMID 20626616 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 20626616 Yaxley PE Beal MW Jutkowitz LA Hauptman JG Brooks MB Hale AS Parr A Comparative stability of canine and feline hemostatic proteins in freeze thaw cycled fresh frozen plasma J Vet Emerg Crit Care San Antonio 2010 Oct 20 5 472 78 doi 10 1111 j 1476 4431 2010 00563 x PMID 20955297 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 20955297 Booth CJ Brooks MB Rockwell S Spontaneous coagulopathy in inbred WAG RijYcb rats Comp Med 2010 Feb 60 1 25 30 PMID 20158945 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 20158945 Brooks M Etter K Catalfamo J Brisbin A Bustamante C Mezey J A genome wide linkage scan in German shepherd dogs localizes canine platelet procoagulant deficiency Scott syndrome to canine chromosome 27 Gene 2010 Jan 15 450 1 2 70 5 PMID 19854246 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 19854246 S tudies Utilizing Coagulation Lab Services Kelley D Lester C Delaforcade A Webster CR Thromboelastographic evaluation of dogs with congenital portosystemic shunts J Vet Intern Med 2013 Sep 27 5 1262 7 PMID 23815243 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 3815243 Pace SL Creevy KE Krimer PM Brainard BM Assessment of coagulation and potential biochemical markers for hypercoagulability in canine hyperadrenocorticism J Vet Intern Med 2013 Sep 27 5 1113 20 PMID 23952553 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 23952553 Urban R Guillermo Couto C Cristina Iazbik M Evaluation of hemostatic activity of canine frozen plasma for transfusion by thromboelastography J Vet Intern Med 2013 Jul 27 4 964 9 PMID 23663247 http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed 23663247 Lennon EM Hanel RM Walker JM Vaden

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/Sects/Coag/research/index.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Laboratory Practices CFR 21 Part 58 as guidelines to maintain quality and ensure data integrity The laboratory currently has adapted their system to follow the QA program established within the AHDC necessary for accreditation with AAVLD The AHDC quality assurance manager can also function as the QAU for studies when necessary The lab meets standards for laboratory services required by the New York State Department of Health The laboratory is proficiency tested by the NYS Dept of Health and voluntarily participates in the Society for Comparative Endocrinology and Veterinary Laboratory Association proficiency testing programs Please contact the Endocrinology Laboratory manager 607 253 3593 or director 607 253 3796 to review the specifics of your testing needs Contact information is provided below Once specifics of the testing are determined i e sample number species scheduling reagents quality assurance needed etc and a price has been quoted for the work please refer to the Sample Submission instructions and the Billing Procedures below SAMPLE SUBMISSION Please contact the laboratory prior to sending samples 607 253 3673 or 607 253 3593 The Endocrinology Research Testing Sample Submission Form must be fully completed and included with all samples received along with a listing of samples with identifications and any other documentation as needed Download the Endocrinology Research Testing Service Form Sample Submission Form Ship samples to AHDC Endocrinology Lab 240 Farrier Rd S1 092 Schurman Hall Veterinary College Cornell University Ithaca NY 14853 Note The shipping address is also on the form Once samples are received the Endocrinology Lab will contact you with confirmation of sample arrival and an AHDC Endo Job Number will be assigned for the testing All correspondences and results will be referenced by the AHDC Endo Job No Please contact the laboratory with any additional questions RESULTS REPORTS We are able

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/endo/research.cfm (2015-06-03)
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