Vector Borne Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
**TICK LAB - Holiday Hours**
The University will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, 2013. The last samples will be accepted by 12:00PM EST on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. The University will also be closed Monday, December 23, 2013 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014. The last samples will be accepted into our lab on Friday, December 20 at 12:00PM EST. Samples can be refrigerated and shipped on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Serology samples received by December 18, 2013 will be reported out by December 20, 2013. Receiving samples into the lab will begin again on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Happy Holidays!!
**To the client base of the VBDDL at NCSU CVM**
Results of recent studies suggest that the use of PCR and serological assays in parallel is likely to increase the detection of infection with or exposure to Canine and Feline Vector Borne Diseases. Therefore, in an effort to offer the most Comprehensive tick borne disease testing possible for our clients, the VBDDL is now offering Canine and Feline Comprehensive panels to detect antibodies against up to 12 known species and to detect the presence, within circulating blood, of disease-causing organisms from 6-7 pathogenic genera!
We are currently offering this $385 value at a greater than 50% discount effective January 1st 2013. To submit samples for testing through our lab, please download our most recent TEST REQUEST FORM with instructions.
Barbara Hegarty, BA
Sample Receiving and Reporting:
Bartonella, Borrelia, and Rickettsia Serology Testing:
Julie Bradley, RVMT, and Patricia Faw, MLT
Babesia, Ehrlichia, and Leishmania Serology Testing:
Kaye Gore, MLT
Molecular (PCR) Testing
Brittany Thomas, BS
It is our intention to give each case with which we become involved the highest quality and attention possible. We will handle the sample with care and appropriate speed to obtain the most informative and accurate result. We intend to collect and utilize descriptive information imparted with that sample (address, age, breed, sex, history) in ways that reveal the useful and pertinent context for the diseases we study without using information in any way that might insult or harm the animal, owner, or veterinarian concerned.
The focus of the NCSU VBDDL is research to benefit animal health. It is our intention to provide quality answers to diagnostic questions. The assays, antigens and controls used are developed and validated as a component of our research. We reserve the right to modify methods or reagents as needed to achieve the best analysis possible without reliance on any proprietary method or reagents.
- AKC - Canine Health Foundation
- AKC - Tick Borne Diseases
- AKC - Bartonella Infections
- Bartonella "The Hidden Epidemic"
- Cat Scratch Fever
- Ticks, Fleas & Mystery Disease