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All Tests List

Individual tests alphabetically

Key

  • S = Serum tube
  • EDTA = EDTA tube
  • H = Heparin tube
  • C = Citrate tube
  • F = Fluoride oxalate tube

All Tests list. Search A - Z

 

  •  ACTH
    • EDTA.Chilled whole blood. (If sending frozen then plasma must be separated by centrifugation)
  • Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT)
    • C (please also send a sample from a control horse)
  • Adiponectin (currently unavailable)
    • S (H, EDTA)
  • Aerobic bacterial culture +/- sensitivity
    • If sample is a swab, then ideally a charcoal swab.
  • Albumin
    • S (H)
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
    • S (H)
  • Amylase
    • S
  • Anaerobic bacterial culture +/- sensitivity
    • If sample is a swab, then ideally a charcoal swab.
  • Anoplasma phagocytophilium (equine granulocytic anaplasmosis/ehrlichiosis) serology
    • S
  • Anoplocephala egg count
    • Faeces (10g)
  • Anoplocephala ELISA
    • S
  • Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH)
    • S (H)
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
    • S (H)
  • Bile acids (BA)
    • S
  • Blood/gas analysis
    • H
  • Calcium (ionised). Only as part of full electrolytes profile
    • H
  • Calcium (total)
    • S
  • Cardiac troponin I
    • S
  • Chloride (Cl). Only as part of full electrolytes profile
    • H
  • Clostridium difficile toxins (A and B)
    • Faeces
  • Clostridium perfringens
    • Faeces
  • Coombs test
    • EDTA
  • Copper
    • S or H
  • Coronavirus PCR
    • faeces
  • Cortisol
    • S
  • Creatine kinase (CK)
    • S (H)
  • Creatinine
    • S (H)
  • Cross matching pre transfusion
    • EDTA
  • Cryptosporidium
    • faeces (10g)
  • Cytology
  • Dermatophyte (Ringworm) PCR
    • Hair pluck or skin scrape
  • Direct bilirubin
    • S
  • Equine chorionic gonadotrophin (ECG)
    • S
  • Equine herpes virus 1 and 4 serology
    • S
  • Equine herpes virus 1 PCR and isolation
    • NP swab/TW/CSF/H
  • Equine herpes virus 2 PCR
    • Swab/TW/BAL
  • Equine herpes virus 4 PCR and isolation
    • NP swab/TW/CSF/H
  • Equine herpes virus 5 PCR
    • Swab/TW/BAL
  • Equine infectious anaemia (EIA) serology including Coggins
    • S
  • Equine influenza PCR
    • NP swab
  • Equine influenza serology
    • S
  • Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) serology
    • S
  • Faecal egg count
    • Faeces (10g)
  • Faecal occult blood test
    • Faeces
  • Fibrinogen
    • C (EDTA)
  • Fungal culture
    • If sample is a swab, then ideally a charcoal swab. + Hair and skin scrapes.
  • Gamma-glutamyl-transferase (GGT)
    • S (H)
  • Genetic tests (please call for full range)
  • Globulin
    • S (H)
  • Glucose
    • F (S)
  • Glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH)
    • S (H)
  • Glutathione peroxidase (GSPx)
    • H
  • Hepatic virus PCR (Hepacivirus and Parvovirus)
    • EDTA or S
  • IgG
    • S or EDTA
  • Indirect bilirubin
    • S
  • Inhibin
    • S
  • Insulin
    • S
  • Iron
    • S
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
    • Charcoal swab
  • Lactate
    • EDTA
  • Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
    • S (H)
  • Lawsonia intracellularis PCR
    • Faeces
  • Lawsonia intracellularis serology
    • S
  • Leptospirosis
    • S
  • Lipase
    • S
  • Liver fluke serology
    • S
  • Lyme disease serology (borreliosis)
    • S
  • Magnesium
    • S
  • Oestrogen
    • S
  • Oestrone sulphate (OS)
    • S
  • Oxyuris equi (pinworm)
    • Acetate strip
  • PCV/TP (manual)
    • EDTA (H)
  • Phosphate
    • S
  • Piroplasmosis (Babesia caballi and Theileria equi) serology
    • S
  • Polysaccharide storage myopathy type 1 (PSSM1)
    • 30 – 40 mane or tail hairs with root or EDTA
  • Potassium (K+). Only as part of full electrolytes profile
    • H
  • Progesterone
    • S
  • Prothrombin time (PT)
    • C (please also send a sample from a control horse)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Charcoal swab
  • Redworm ELISA
    • S
  • Rhodococcus equi culture and VapA PCR
    • TW (plain), swab, pus
  • Rhodococcus equi serology
    • S
  • Rotavirus
    • Faeces
  • Salmonella culture and PCR
    • Faeces or faecal swab
  • Selenium
    • S or H
  • Serum amyloid A (SAA)
    • S
  • Serum protein electrophoresis
    • S
  • Sodium (Na+). Only as part of full electrolytes profile
    • H
  • Streptococcus equi equi serology (A and C)
    • S
  • Streptococcus equi equi culture and PCR
    • NP swab, plain swab, TW/BAL/GP wash (plain)
  • Taylorella equigenitalis (CEM)
    • Charcoal swab
  • Testosterone
    • S
  • Thyroxine (T4)
    • S
  • Total bilirubin
    • S (H)
  • Total Protein (TP)
    • S (H)
  • Triglycerides
    • S
  • Triiodothyronine (T3)
    • S
  • Urea
    • S (H or EDTA)
  • Urinalysis
    • Urinary cortisol: creatinine
  • Vitamin E
    • S or H
  • Zinc
    • S (non-rubber)

Main Profiles

  • General screen – Haem, total protein, albumin, globulin, fibrinogen, SAA, CK, AST, GGT, ALP, GLDH, urea, creatinine.
    • EDTA, S and C
  • Performance profile – Haem, total protein, albumin, globulin, fibrinogen, SAA, CK, AST, GGT.
    • EDTA, S and C
  • Inflammatory profile – Haem, total protein, albumin, globulin, fibrinogen, SAA, plus iron on request.
    • EDTA, S and C
  • Haematology – RBC, PCV, Hb, MCV, MCHC, MCH, RDW, platelets, WBC and differential
    • EDTA
  • Neonatal profile – Haem, total protein, albumin, globulin, fibrinogen, SAA, creatinine.
    • EDTA, S and C
  • Liver profile – Haem, total protein, albumin, globulin, bilirubin, AST, GGT, ALP, GLDH, bile
    • EDTA and S
  • Renal profile – Haem, total protein, albumin, urea, creatinine, calcium, PO4
    • EDTA and S
  • Electrolytes – Na+, K+, Cl, Calcium (total and ionised), magnesium, phosphate.
    • H and S
  • Clotting profile – PT, APTT.
    • C (please also include a control sample from a healthy horse)

Pre-breeding Certification

  • Samples for pre-breeding certification must be collected according to HBLB Codes of Practice – https://codes.hblb.org.uk/index.php/page/19
  • Endometrial smear cytology +/- culture and sensitivity
    • Charcoal Swab
  • Taylorella equigenitalis
    • Charcoal Swab
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
    • Charcoal Swab
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Charcoal Swab
  • EVA Serology
    • S
  • EIA serology
    • S

Endocrine and Metabolic disease

All panel tests available as individual tests

  • PPID/Cushings. We strongly advocate assessment of insulin function alongside PPID testing.
    • Basal ACTH
      • EDTA. Chilled whole blood. (If sending frozen then plasma must be separated by centrifugation.)
    • TRH stimulation test. (This has increased sensitivity for the detection of PPID. ACTH is measured pre and 10 minutes post TRH injection. Please contact us if you need a free TRH kit
      • EDTA. Chilled whole blood. (If sending frozen then plasma must be separated by centrifugation)
    • Endocrine laminitis panel (Basal ACTH, insulin, adiponectin(currently unavailable), triglycerides, glucose)
    • Glucose challenge tests. Measure insulin and glucose 60-90 minutes post feeding 45ml/kg of Karo Light corn syrup. Please contact us if you need Karo syrup
      • S and F
    • Insulin
      • S
    • Adiponectin(currently unavailable)
      • S

Reproductive Endocrinology

  • Granulosa cell panel (Anti-Mullerian Hormone, Testosterone and Progesterone).
    • S
  • AMH Rig Test
    • S
  • Pregnancy
    • Equine Chorionic Gonadotrophin (45 – 95 days since last mated)
      • S
    • Oestrone Sulphate (120 days gestation – late term)
      • S
    • Progesterone (provide support to early diagnosis)
      • S

Respiratory Disease

All panel tests available as individual test

  • BAL and tracheal wash cytology +/- culture and sensitivity
  • Streptococcus equi equi
    • PCR
      • NP swab, plain swab, TW/BAL/GP
    • Culture
      • NP swab, plain swab, TW/BAL/GP
    • Serology (A and C)
      • S
    • Respiratory PCR panel (Streptococcus equi equi PCR, Equine Influenza PCR, EHV-1 PCR, EHV-4 PCR.
      • NP swab 
    • Respiratory serology panel (Streptococcus equi equi, Equine Influenza, EHV-1 and 4)
      • S
    • Rhodococcus equi
      • Culture
        • Trach wash (plain), swab, pus
      • VapA PCR
        • Trach wash (plain), swab, pus
      • VapA serology
        • S

Diarrhoea

All panel tests available as individual tests

  • Adult Diarrhoea Profile (Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium difficile toxins, Salmonella culture, WEC)
    • Faeces (at least 10g)
  • Young foal Diarrhoea Panel (Cryptosporidium, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium difficile toxins, Rotavirus, Salmonella culture)
    • Faeces (at least 10g)
  • Coronavirus PCR
    • Faeces
  • Lawsonia intracellularis PCR
    • Faeces
  • Lawsonia intracellularis serology
    • S
  • Salmonella PCR
    • Faeces

Dermatology

  • Microscopy
    • Brushings, slides, acetate strips, hair plucks
  • Bacterial culture and sensitivity
    • Charcoal swab
  • Fungal culture
    • Swab or skin scrape / hair pluck
  • Dermatophyte PCR
    • Skin scrape or hair pluck

Urinalysis

  • Urinalysis
  • Culture and sensitivity
  • Urinary GGT:creatinine ratio
  • Fractional electrolyte clearance – Urine and S

All Infectious Disease

 

  • Anoplasma phagocytophilium (equine granulocytic anaplasmosis/ehrlichiosis) serology
    • S
  • Anoplocephala egg count
    • Faeces (10g)
  • Anoplocephala ELISA
    • S
  • Borelliosis (Lyme disease)
    • S
  • Clostridium difficile toxins (A and B)
    • Faeces
  • Clostridium perfringens
    • Faeces
  • Coronavirus PCR
    • Faeces
  • Cryptosporidium
    • Faeces (10g)
  • Dermatophyte (Ringworm) PCR
    • Hair pluck or skin scrape
  • Equine herpes virus 1 and 4 serology
    • S
  • Equine herpes virus 1 PCR and isolation
    • NP swab/TW/CSF/H
  • Equine herpes virus 2 PCR
    • Swab/TW/BAL
  • Equine herpes virus 4 PCR and isolation
    • NP swab/TW/CSF/H
  • Equine herpes virus 5 PCR
    • Swab/TW/BAL
  • Equine infectious anaemia (EIA) serology including Coggins
    • S
  • Equine influenza PCR
    • NP swab
  • Equine influenza serology
    • S
  • Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) serology
    • S
  • Faecal egg count
    • Faeces (10g)
  • Hepatic virus PCR (Hepacivirus and Parvovirus)
    • EDTA or S
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
    • Charcoal swab
  • Lawsonia intracellularis PCR
    • Faeces
  • Lawsonia intracellularis serology
    • S
  • Leptospirosis
    • S
  • Liver fluke serology
    • S
  • Lyme disease serology (borreliosis)
    • S
  • Oxyuris equi (pinworm)
    • Acetate strip
  • Piroplasmosis (Babesia caballi and Theileria equi) serology
    • S
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Charcoal swab
  • Rhodococcus equi culture and VapA PCR
    • TW(plain), swab, pus
  • Rhodococcus equi serology
    • S
  • Rotavirus
    • Faeces
  • Salmonella culture and PCR
    • Faeces or faecal swab
  • Redworm ELISA
    • S
  • Streptococcis equi equi serology (A and C)
    • S
  • Streptococcus equi equi culture and PCR
    • NP swab, plain swab, TW/BAL/GP wash (plain)
  • Taylorella equigenitalis
    • Charcoal swab

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