Pet / Exotics Lab Services

ADFH laboratory has expanded its service to cater for pets and exotic animals, too. Special tests for infectious canine and feline diseases are conducted in fast and accurate way. Diagnostic testing is performed for e.g. canine distemper and parvovirosis, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus etc. For more information, please  download the list of laboratory tests.

ABU DHABI FALCON HOSPITAL
Laboratory Services for Pets & Exotic
COMPLETE LABORATORY SERVICES
TEST NAME SPECIMEN SAMPLE COLLECTION SAMPLE QUANTITY TRANSPORT AND STORAGE
HEMATOLOGY
Complete Blood count (Avian) Whole blood EDTA tube 1ml 4 - 8oC
Complete Blood count (Dog, Cat, Monkey, Rabbit, Horse, Cattle, Ferret, Sheep and Rat) Whole blood EDTA tube 1ml 4 - 8oC
Platelet Count Whole blood EDTA tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Absolute Reticulocyte Count Whole blood EDTA tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Differential Count Whole blood EDTA tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Hematocrit Count Whole blood EDTA tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Blood smear examination for blood parasites Whole blood EDTA tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
BIOCHEMISTRY
Complete Biochemistry (GGT, AST, ALT, TP, ALB, LDH, CK, UA, UREA, ALP, CA & CREA) Whole blood / serum / plasma Lithium heparin/ Serum tube 1ml 4 - 8oC
Biochemistry - Individual parameters Whole blood / serum / plasma Lithium heparin/ Serum tube 1ml 4 - 8oC
Biochemistry plus (Biochemistry + PHOS, MG, FE, CHOL, AMYL & GLU) Whole blood / serum / plasma Lithium heparin/ Serum tube 1ml 4 - 8oC
Total Bilirubin Estimation Whole blood / serum / plasma Lithium heparin/ Serum tube 1ml 4 - 8oC
Direct Bilirubin Estimation Whole blood / serum / plasma Lithium heparin/ Serum tube 1ml 4 - 8oC
Biochemistry plus (Biochemistry + PHOS, MG, FE, CHOL, AMYL & GLU) Whole blood / serum / plasma Lithium heparin/ Serum tube 1ml 4 - 8oC
Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl) Whole blood / serum / plasma Lithium heparin/ Serum tube 1ml 4 - 8oC
PARASITOLOGY
Crop examination Crop Sterile Swab - 4 - 8oC
Faecal test -Direct & Flotation Faeces Sterile container - 4 - 8oC
Fecal Occult Blood Faeces Sterile container - 4 - 8oC
Egg count (Fecal) Faeces Sterile container 6 gm 4 - 8oC
Skin scraping/ Feather Examination - Parasitology Procedure Skin scrapings/Feather Sterile container - RT
Urine analysis - Macroscopic & Microscopic Examination Urine Sterile container - 4 - 8oC
Fluid Analysis Fluid Aspirates Sterile container - 4 - 8oC
CYTOLOGY
Examination of tissues, body fluids and other clinical samples Swabs / on slide Sterile Swab - 4 - 8oC
MICROBIOLOGY
Bacterial culture (aerobic and anaerobic) with species indentification Appropriate samples Sterile container / Swab - 4 - 8oC
Antibiotic sensitivity test / isolate Appropriate samples Sterile container / Swab - 4 - 8oC
Campylobacter culture Appropriate swabs Sterile container / Swab - 4 - 8oC
Salmonella culture Appropriate swabs Sterile container / Swab - 4 - 8oC
Salmonella Serotyping Bacterial Culture Culture plate - 4 - 8oC
Feed Culture Feed Sterile container 5 gm 4 - 8oC
Blood culture Blood Blood culture tubes/plain tubes 1.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Dermatophyte culture Skin scrapings Sterile container - RT
Facility screening Appropriate swabs Sterile Swab - 4 - 8oC
Fungal culture Appropriate swabs Sterile container / Swab - 4 - 8oC
Antifungal sensitivity test / isolate Appropriate swabs Sterile container / Swab - 4 - 8oC
AFB staining Swabs / tissues/Body fluids Sterile container / Swab - 4 - 8oC
Cryptosporidium staining Feces/Body fluid Sterile container / Swab - 4 - 8oC
Gram staining Swabs / tissues/Body fluids Sterile container / Swab - 4 - 8oC
Disinfectant Efficacy Test Disinfectant Unopened bottle with disinfectant - RT
Settle plate with culture Settle plate Agar Plate - 4 - 8oC
WATER ANALYSIS
Aerobic, Anaerobic and Salmonella culture with Total Bacterial Count (TBC) Water Sterile container 1 L 4 - 8oC
IMMUNOLOGY (RAPID)
Avian influenza Virus Rapid Test (Ag) Faeces/ Cloacal swab Sterile container / swab - 4 - 8oC
Canine Corona Virus (Ag) Faeces Swab N/A 4 - 8oC
Canine Distemper Virus (Ag) Eye or Nasal swab/ Plasma / Serum Swab / Serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Canine Parvovirus (Ag) Faeces Swab N/A 4 - 8oC
Dirofilaria Immitis (Heart worm) (Ag) Whole blood / Plasma / serum EDTA / heparin / serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Ehrlichia Canis (Ab) Whole blood / Plasma / serum EDTA / heparin / serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Feline Coronavirus (Ab) Whole blood / Plasma / serum EDTA / heparin / serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Feline Panleukopenia (Feline Parvo Virus) (Ag) Whole blood / Plasma / serum EDTA / heparin / serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (Ag) Faeces EDTA / heparin / serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Ab) Whole blood / Plasma / serum EDTA / heparin / serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Feline Leukemia Virus (Ag) Whole blood / Plasma / serum EDTA / heparin / serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Feline calcivirus (Ag) Eye or Nasal swab Sterile swab - 4 - 8oC
Giardia (Ag) Feces Swab N/A 4 - 8oC
Leishmania (Ab) Whole blood / Plasma / serum Heparin / serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Ovulation test kit ( for dogs and cats) Serum Serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Pregnancy test for dogs and cats (Relaxin test) Whole blood / Plasma / serum EDTA / heparin / serum tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Speed Chlam - Test for Chlamydophila (Ag) Cloacal/ ENT swab Chlamydophila transport media N/A 4 - 8oC
Toxoplasmosis (Ab) Feces Swab N/A 4 - 8oC
Bile Acid (Canine and Feline) Serum Serum Tube 1 ml 4 - 8oC
Cortisol (Canine) Serum Serum Tube 1 ml 4 - 8oC
Canine Pancreatic Lipase Serum Serum Tube 1 ml 4 - 8oC
Feline Pancreatic Lipase Serum Serum Tube 1 ml 4 - 8oC
Total T4 (Canine, Feline and Equine) Serum / Plasma Heparin / Serum tube 1 ml 4 - 8oC
IMMUNOLOGY (ELISA)
Avian Influenza Virus (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Encephalomyelitis (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Leukosis Virus (Ag) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Pneumo Virus (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Reo Virus (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Chicken Anemia Virus (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Chlamydophila (Ag) Cloacal/ ENT swab Chlamydophila transport media N/A 4 - 8oC
Infectious Bronchitis Virus (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Infectious bursaldisease (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Avian infectious laryngotracheitis (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Mycoplasma gallisepticum (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Mycoplasma synoviae (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
New Castle Disease Virus (Ab) Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Titer Employing ELISA Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
SEROLOGY
C Reactive Protein Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Rose bengal test Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
Staphylococcus aureus latex agglutination test Swab/Tissue/Body fluid Sterile container - 4 - 8oC
E.coli 0157 latex agglutination test Swab/Tissue/Body fluid Sterile container - 4 - 8oC
Rheumatoid factor Serum Plain tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
TOXICOLOGY
Aflatoxin Feed Sterile container 100 g RT
Ochratoxin Feed Sterile container 100 g RT
Fuminosin Feed Sterile container 100 g RT
Zearalenone Feed Sterile container 100 g RT
Lead test Whole blood EDTA tube 0.5ml 4 - 8oC
MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS - PCR
Acinetobacter baumanni Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Adeno Virus (Egg drop Syndrome) Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Influenza Virus - H5 N1 Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Influenza Virus - H7 Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Influenza Virus - H9 Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Influenza Virus - H5N8 Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Influenza Virus H9N2 Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Avian Polyoma Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Blue tongue Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Bovine herpes virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Brucella Abortus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Brucella genus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Campylobacter genus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Canine Distemper Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Chicken Anemia Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Chlamydophila psittaci Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Columbid Herpes Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
DNA Falcon Sexing Feather with quill / whole blood EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
DNA Bird Sexing Feather with quill / whole blood EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
E.coli 0101 :H4 Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Enterocytozoon bieneusi Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Encephalitozoon Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Feline Herpes Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Feline Calici Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Foot and Mouth Disease Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Fowl Pox Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Infectious Bronchitis Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Japanese encephalitis Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Mycobacterium avium subsp avium Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Mycobacterium bovis Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Mycobacterium genus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Mycoplasma bovis Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Mycoplasma felis Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Mycoplasma sps. Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Mycoplasma gallisepticum Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Mycoplasma synoviae Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
New Castle Disease Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Shiga toxin producing E.coli Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
Toxoplasma gondii Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
West Nile Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues EDTA tube/ Sterile container 0.5 ml 4 - 8oC
HISTOPATHOLOGY
Histopathological analysis of tissues Tumors / tissues Sterile container with 10% formalin (Formalin volume should be 20 times the sample volume) Sample of minimum 3mm size RT