Comprehensive Test Menu

Reference Laboratory

When it comes to caring for your patients, you know accurate test results are just the beginning. That’s why only IDEXX Reference Laboratories deliver more.

Laboratory featured tests


Next generation veterinary diagnostics

IDEXX SDMA

IDEXX SDMA is a new test to help evaluate kidney function. It increases earlier than creatinine in some animals with chronic kidney disease. Unlike creatinine, SDMA is not impacted by lean body mass. Learn more

Cardiopet proBNP

With the Cardiopet proBNP Test, a simple blood draw is all you need for quantitative analysis of your feline and canine patients’ cardiac health. Learn more

RealPCR

The IDEXX Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory now offers real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. Exceptionally accurate and surprisingly affordable, PCR can now be part of your routine test menu. Learn more

Spec fPL

The Spec fPL test detects the level of pancreatic lipase in your patient’s blood and provides information about the cat’s pancreatic health. You’ll be able to make diagnostic and treatment recommendations with greater confidence.

Spec cPL

The Spec cPL test helps you quickly confirm or rule out canine pancreatitis for a better understanding of patient health.

PetChek IP

The new IDEXX PetChek IP is an innovative, antigen-based faecal test that identifies intestinal parasite infections earlier and more accurately. Learn more

Wellness screens


Your complete source for veterinary Wellness Testing

Early detection and prevention are the most important reasons why you should screen every pet, every year—especially where statistics show 10% of “normal” pets in annual checkups have underlying diseases or abnormalities.1

A screen for every patient
Test code Name and contents
PASN/I Pre-anaesthetic Screen
Comprehensive Haematology, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G Ratio, Urea, Creatinine, ALT, ALP, Total Bilirubin, Glucose
WELN/I General Health Screen
Comprehensive Haematology, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G Ratio, Urea, Creatinine, ALT, ALP, GGT, Calcium, Inorganic Phosphorus, Cholesterol, Glucose, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Total T4
CARDN/I Cardiac Screen
CARFN/I Comprehensive Haematology, Chem 17 CLIP (minus Calcium, Phosphorus and Lipase), Lyte 4 CLIP, Cardiopet proBNP

Expand your screen by selecting from the "Add On" tests

Test name Test code
Coagulation Profile ACOA
Total T4 AT4C / AT4F
Bile Acid Stimulation Test ABAS
Cardiopet proBNP ABNP / ABNF
Fructosamine AFRU
Urine Chemistry, Microscopy & Culture AUCE
FeLV and FIV AFF

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Sample collection and submission guidelines

  • Ensure the samples have clotted. Centrifuge 30–120 minutes after collection.
  • Separate serum into plain tubes. Label tubes with patient’s name & time of sample.
  • Submit tubes containing separated serum. Submit request form.

Canine protocols

Dynamic test protocols for your canine patients

For the diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease) and Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s) Disease
Sample collection and submission guidelines
  • Ensure the samples have clotted and centrifuge 30–120 minutes after collection.
  • Separate serum into plain tubes and label tubes with the patient’s name and time of sample.
  • Submit tubes containing separated serum and request form to the laboratory.
To evaluate hepatic function
Sample collection and submission guidelines
  • Ensure the samples have clotted and centrifuge 30–120 minutes after collection.
  • Separate serum into plain tubes and label tubes with the patient’s name and time of sample.
  • Submit tubes containing separated serum and request form to the laboratory.
This test is used to detect ovarian tissue in spayed bitches not showing signs of oestrus
Sample collection and submission guidelines
  • Ensure the samples have clotted and centrifuge 30–120 minutes after collection.
  • Separate serum into plain tubes and label tubes with the patient’s name and time of sample.
  • Submit tubes containing separated serum and request form to the laboratory.
To evaluate atypical or subclinical hyperadrenocorticism or Alopecia X in dogs
For the diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease)
Sample collection and submission guidelines
  • Ensure the samples have clotted and centrifuge 30–120 minutes after collection.
  • Separate serum into plain tubes and label tubes with the patient’s name and time of sample.
  • Submit tubes containing separated serum and request form to the laboratory.
An aid to the diagnosis of cryptorchidism in dogs
Sample collection and submission guidelines
  • Ensure the samples have clotted and centrifuge 30–120 minutes after collection.
  • Separate serum into plain tubes and label tubes with the patient’s name and time of sample.
  • Submit tubes containing separated serum and request form to the laboratory.
Test protocol to confirm the presence of functioning ovarian tissue in bitches showing signs of oestrus.

Feline protocols

Dynamic test protocols for your feline patients

Diagnostic test for feline hyperadrenocorticism

Diagnostic test for feline hyperadrenocorticism. ACTH produces a lower peak cortisol value and the elevation is more transient in the cat compared with the dog.

Note: ACTH is not licensed for use in the cat.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (1–2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject ½ vial (125 μg) Synachten, intravenously.
  3. Sixty minutes post injection, collect the second sample as above.
  4. Ninety minutes post injection, collect the third sample as above.

Cortisol is measured in all samples (cortisol x 3).

Test Code FACT

Test protocol to confirm the presence of functioning ovarian tissue in queens not showing signs of oestrus at the time of sampling.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject 0.40 μg Buserelin intramuscular.
  3. Two hours post injection, collect the second sample as above.

Oestradiol is measured in each sample (oestradiol x 2)

Test Code OAP1

An aid to the diagnosis of cryptorchidism in cats. This test has been shown to be an aid to the diagnosis of cryptorchidism in cats.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject 300 IU hCG (Chorulon, Intervet) intravenously.
  3. Sixty minutes post injection, collect the second blood sample as above.

Testosterone is measured in each sample (testosterone x 2).

Test Code RIG

A diagnostic test for hyperadrenocorticism

A single high dose dexamethasone suppression test is recommended as a diagnostic test for hyperadrenocorticism in the cat. Results of this test should never constitute the sole evidence for the presence of this disease in cats.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (1–2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject soluble dexamethasone intravenously at a dose rate of 0.1 mg/kg. 
  3. Four hours post injection, collect the second sample as above.
  4. Eight hours post injection, collect the third sample as above.

Cortisol is measured in all samples (cortisol x 3).

Test Code DSTC

Test protocol to confirm the presence of functioning ovarian tissue in queens showing signs of oestrus. No baseline sample is required for this test

  1. Inject 300 IU hCG (Chorulon, Intervet) intramuscularly during behavioural oestrus.
  2. Two weeks later collect blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).

Progesterone is measured in post hCG sample. (progesterone x 1)

Test Code PGT

Equine protocols

Dynamic test protocols for your equine patients

Dexamethasone Supression Test is generally regarded as a suitable screening test to differentiate normal horses from those with hyperadrenocorticism. Single doses of dexamethasone given to laminitic ponies have caused no clinical problems after administration.

  1. Between 16:00 and 18:00 Collect baseline blood sample (at least 1 ml of blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject soluble dexamethasone intramuscularly at a dosage of 0.04 mg/kg.
  3. Fifteen to 19 hours post injection, collect the second sample as above.

Cortisol is measured in all samples (cortisol x 2).

Test Code EDEX

To differentiate between crytorchid animals and false rigs. In animals 3 years or older, to differentiate between crytorchid animals and false rigs (castrated males showing signs suggestive of testicular hormonal stimulation). The test is not suitable for donkeys.

  • Collect a single blood sample (at least 1 ml blood in plain/gel tube).

Oestrone sulphate is measured (oestrone sulphate x 1).
Test Code OSR

A diagnostic test for hyperadrenocorticism
  1. Collect baseline blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject 6000 IU hCG (Chorulon, Intervet) intravenously.
  3. Sixty minutes post injection, collect second blood sample as above.

Testosterone is measured in each sample (testosterone x 2).

Test Code RIG

References:

  1. Rehm M. Seeing double. Vet Econ. 2007;48(10):40–48.