Expert Feedback and Support

Complimentary internal medicine consultations and 24/7 customer support

Board-certified equine specialists are on staff at our laboratories, offering:

  • Expertise in cytology, histology, reproductive and prebreeding testing
  • Excellent access and turnaround times
  • Infectious disease test result interpretation provided by field experts.

Whether you want to discuss a specific case or result with an expert or anything related to our tests—simply call 1-800-621-8378.

Consultants

Committed to delivering accuracy and more

Internal Medicine

(U.S. and Canada)

Name FIeld
Tania Kozikowski-Nicholas DVM, DACVIM Equine Internal Medicine

Committed to delivering accuracy and more

Anatomic Pathology

(U.S. and Canada)

Name FIeld
Becky McElhaney, DVM, DACVP Equine pathology, diagnostic pathology, mammalian pathology, dermatopathology, reproductive pathology
Jamie Bush, DVM, MS, DACVP Equine pathology, oncologic pathology
Maria Shank, DVM, MS, DACVP Equine pathology, ophthalmic pathology, reproductive pathology
Serena M. Liu, VMD, MS, DACVP Equine pathology

Clinical Pathology

(U.S. and Canada)

Name FIeld
Denise Wunn DVM, MS, DACVP Equine clinical pathology, cytology, hemolytic diseases
Raquel M. Walton, VMD, PhD, DACVP (Clinical Pathology) Equine clinical pathology

Customer Support

  • Include a completed test request form with each submission.
  • For serum and CSF specimens, one mL required unless otherwise noted.
  • Specimens received in syringes will not be tested.
  • PCR tests are performed under license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
  • If you need shipping and packaging information, call IDEXX for detailed instructions.
     

Call 1-800-621-8378 for more information.

 

Sample Requirements and Turnaround Times 

Sarcocystis neurona (EPM)

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
Western Blot (WB) Serum Red top Mon.–Fri. 24 hrs.
WB CSF Red top Mon.–Fri. 24 hrs.
Profile 1: WB Serum and CSF Serum and CSF Red top Mon.–Fri. 24 hrs.
Profile II: WB and PCR, CSF CSF 1 ea. red and lavender top Mon.–Fri. WB 24 hrs.
PCR 72 hrs.
Profile III: WB Serum and CSF, and PCR, CSF Serum and CSF Serum: red top CSF: 1 ea. red and lavender top Mon.–Fri. WB 24 hrs.
PCR 72 hrs.

CSF Analysis

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
Index: Albumin and IgG Serum and CSF Red top Mon.–Fri. 72 hrs.
Cell Count w/Differential CSF Lavender or red top Mon.–Fri. Same day

 

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
AGID (Coggins) Serum Red top Mon.–Fri. 24 hrs. except Fri.
cELISA Serum Red top Mon.–Fri. Same day

 

Streptococcus equi

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
ELISA Serum Red top Tues./Thurs. Same day
Real PCR™ w/culture backup Nasal swab, wash or guttural pouch wash Swab: transport media w/o charcoal
Washes: Sterile container
Mon.–Fri. PCR 48 hrs.
Culture 48–72 hrs.

Rhodococcus equi

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
Real PCR™ Tracheal wash Sterile tube Mon.–Fri. 48 hrs.

Salmonella

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
Real PCR™ w/culture backup™ Fecal sample or swab Fecal sample: sterile container
Swab: transport media w/o charcoal
Mon.–Fri. PCR 24 hrs.
Culture 72 hrs.

Equine Herpesvirus Types 1 and 4 (EHV-1 and EHV-4)

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
Real PCR™ Nasal swabs and/or whole blood Swab: Dacron swabs (preferably moistened with buffered saline) placed in a sterile tube
Blood: lavender top
Mon.–Sat. 24 hrs.

West Nile Virus

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
IgM Capture ELISA Serum Red top Wednesday 24 hrs.

Lyme Disease and Anaplasma phagocytophilum

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
ELISA Serum, plasma or whole blood Red or lavender top Mon.–Sat. Same day

Neurologic Panel (EPM Western Blot, EHV-1 Real PCR™ and WNV IgM ELISA)

  Specimen Type Collection Days Tested Turnaround
Panel See individual test requirements See individual test requirements
Test dependent  
Test dependent

Note: For pricing contact IDEXX
 

United States:

Submit payment with initial specimen submission in order to establish an account. Subsequently, the account can be billed at the end of each month (due upon receipt).

International:

Submit payment payable in U.S. funds via a U.S. bank.

IDEXX is currently offering overnight specimen delivery through Federal Express.

Overnight shipping optimizes specimen integrity and provides you with even more expedient results. This service carries with it all the benefits associated with premium courier service, including pickup of packages at your place of business, and complements our ongoing efforts to diversify the lab services IDEXX offers.

If you wish to take advantage of this service, contact the IDEXX laboratory at 1-800-621-8378, option 3, for a supply of preprinted shipping labels.

In addition, you should be sure to follow the FedEx shipping instructions:
Equine FedEx shipping instructions


International Clients

Contact IDEXX to obtain the U.S. Veterinary Permit for transportation of non-infectious clinical specimens. Remember to include a letter (on your letterhead) with your shipment that states that the included sample is from a horse that is from a country free of African Horse Sickness. Enclose the letter with the permit on the outside of the package as required by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Educational Partner

IDEXX is an Educational Partner of the American Association of Equine Practitioners