True North Veterinary Diagnostics Inc

320-6325 204 Street
Langley, BC V2Y3B3

(604)539-5550

www.tnvd.ca

NOTE REGARDING PROFILE SUBMISSION: We understand that sometimes tubes are inadvertently left behind at the clinic resulting in incomplete profiles. In an effort to reduce costs and inconvenience to you we would like to offer you a 48 hour window in which to submit samples to complete a profile. You will be charged only for the price of the profile not individually. However, the ID number for the original profile must be indicated clearly on the req and you must highlight that the sample or samples are to complete testing on a previous profile in order to receive the profile price.  

 

AVIAN/REPTILE PROFILE 1

ARP1

Specimen required: Minimum of 5 heparinized capillary tubes and a slide or serum microtainer with 1 capillary tube and slide.

Seal only one end of the capillary tube.

Indication: This is a minimum database for avians and small reptiles.

Comments: This provides 9 basic chemistry analytes, WBC estimate and differential. Slides will be examined for parasites. Pathologists will provide interpretations and will evaluate any abnormal smears. Reference intervals are not available for all species. The profile can be modified by one or a combination of add on tests.

AR1PE -Profile+Phosphorus+Electrolytes

AR1B -Profile+Bile Acids

AR1BPE- Profile+Bile Acids+Phosphorus and Electrolytes

R-AR1- Repeat Profile

 

Reporting time: Same day.

 

AVIAN/REPTILE PROFILE 2

ARP2                                                                                                                                         

Specimen required: Minimum of 5 heparinized capillary tubes and a slide or serum microtainer with 1 capillary tube and slide. Seal only one end of the capillary tube.

Indication: This profile includes all the elements of ARP1 plus ALT and bile acids. These additional parameters provide further assessment of liver status.

Comments: Slides will be examined for parasites. Pathologists will provide interpretations and will evaluate any abnormal smears. Reference intervals are not available for all species. The profile can be modified by one or a combination of add on tests.

AR2PE -Profile+Phosphorus+Electrolytes

R-AP2-Repeat Profile

 

Reporting time: Same day.   

                                                                                                               

BASELINE PROFILE

BP                                                                                                                                                             

Specimen required: Minimum of 1 ml EDTA whole blood and 1 ml serum, sent in hematology slides strongly encouraged.

Indication: May be considered a minimum database for dogs and cats.

Comments: The profile includes a CBC and chemistry profile. The profile can be modified by one or a combination of add on tests. The laboratory offers repeat testing on a cost recovery basis for the CBC, chemistry profile or both for 60 days after an initial panel was run to help alleviate the expense and encourage follow up testing for patients. Note: Add on test pricing is only available if test requests are submitted at the same time as the profile.

BPT-Profile+T4  

BPU-Profile+U/A

BPTU-Profile+T4+U/A

RBP-Repeat Profile (Chemistry and CBC/Diff)

 

Reporting time: Same day.

 

CHEMISTRY PROFILE

CP                                                                                                                                                                        

Specimen required: Minimum of 0.5 ml of serum. A grey top for glucose is not required if there is complete separation of serum in SST after centrifugation or if serum is harvested and sent in a separate RT tube.

Indication: Represents a baseline data base for serum chemistries. Included is glucose, BUN, creatinine, BUN/creatinine ratio, Ca, Phos, total protein, albumin, globulins, A:G ratio, Na, K, Cl, Na:K ratio, CO2, anion gap, calculated osmolality, ALT, ALP, GGT, CK and total bilirubin.

Comment: The profile can be modified by one or a combination of add on tests.

CPT- Profile+T4

CPU-Profile+UA

CPTU-Profile+T4+U/A

R-CP-Repeat Profile

 

Reporting time: Same day.

 

COAGULATION PROFILE

COP                                                                                                                                                                    

Specimen required: EDTA whole blood (1 LT tube), sodium citrated whole blood or plasma (1 BT tube). Plasma harvested from BT and placed into an empty BT tube (shake out the sodium citrate) is preferred. Sent in hematology slides strongly encouraged.

Indication: Provides assessment of integrity of intrinsic and extrinsic pathways of the coagulation cascade. Platelet numbers are provided in the CBC.

Protocol: It is imperative that proper collection procedures are followed for coagulation test results to be accurate. Contamination with tissue thromboplastin, prolonged collection, improper mixing and improper anticoagulant: blood ratios will all adversely affect coagulation tests. If necessary, sedation or anesthesia may be required in difficult patients. Avoid the jugular if serious coagulopathy is suspected. Clean venipuncture of large caliber blood vessels is optimal. If initial venipuncture is less than optimal, the first 1-2 ml of blood that may be contaminated with tissue thromboplastin can be discarded or placed in EDTA for a CBC before a clean syringe is used to collect the coagulation sample. The sodium citrate tube (BT) must be properly filled with blood; our tubes require 2.7 ml whole blood. The vacuum in the tube is designed to draw the correct amount of blood into the tube to achieve the optimal ratio with the anticoagulant. The tube is spun immediately. The plasma is removed and placed into another blue top tube which has had the sodium citrate removed by shaking it out of the tube. If not available, a plastic tube can be used. Do not use glass (RT) tube-only siliconized glass or plastic can be used to transport citrated plasma for coagulation tests. The RT tubes currently supplied by the lab are siliconized but please verify this before using the tube for transport of citrate plasma. Citrated plasma is required for running tests of coagulation such as PT, PTT, D-Dimer , Von Willebrand factor and other factor analyses. The separated plasma should be transported to the lab on ice. Freeze the samples if they will not reach the lab within 6 hours of collection.

Note: An instructional video is available at https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/Sects/Coag/samplinginstructionsinstructions.cfm

Comment: The profile includes APTT, PT, CBC and Differential. The profile can be modified by one or a combination of add on tests.

COPD-Profile+ D Dimer

Reporting time: Same day.

 

ENDOCRINE PROFILE

EP                             

Specimen required: 1 ml of serum for basic profile and basic profile plus T4/TSH. For basic profile plus 2 and 3 cortisols submit 1 ml of serum plus 0.5 ml for each additional cortisol. Please mark tubes as to time of collection in relation to ACTH or dexamethasone administration. Ideally the patient should be fasted.

Indication: Combines basic serum chemistries and various choices for testing endocrine function when an endocrine disease involving either thyroid or adrenal function is suspected.

Comments: The basic endocrine profile includes chemistry screen and cholesterol only. The profile can be modified by one or a combination of add on tests.

EPTT-Profile+Cholesterol+T4/TSH

EP2C-Profile+Cholesterol+Two Cortisols

EP3C-Profile+Cholesterol+Three Cortisols

A CBC and differential can be added on to this profile at a add on price.

 

Reporting time: Same day.

EQUINE PROFILE

EQP                                                                                                                                                                     

Specimen required: 1 ml of serum, 1 ml EDTA, sent in hematology slides strongly encouraged.

Indication: Should be considered part of the minimum database in investigating disease and or poor health in the equine.

Comments: Includes CBC, chemistry profile, Fibrinogen, AST and iron. The profile can be modified by add on or repeat tests.

EQPT-Profile+T4

REQPT-Repeat Profile

    

Reporting time: Same day.

 

EXOTIC PET PROFILE                                                                                                                                      

EPP                                                                                                                                                                                      

Specimen required: 0.5 ml EDTA or slide and capillary tube, 0.5 ml serum

Indication: Provides a database for small mammals such as rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs.

Comments: Includes both AST and ALT as a measure of hepatocellular injury since one or the other may be the more effective test depending on the species. Reference intervals are not available for all species. The profile can be modified by one or more add on tests.

R-EPP-Repeat Exotic Pet Profile

Reporting time: Same day.

 

FELINE PROFILE    

FP                                                                                                                                                                           

Specimen required: 1.5 ml of serum, 1 ml EDTA, sent in hematology slides strongly encouraged.

Indication: Includes baseline profile and testing for FELV/FIV. Suitable profile for new clients and sick cats where the retroviral status of the cat is unknown.

Comments: Includes a CBC, chemistry, FELV and FIV. The profile can be modified by one or a combination of add on tests.

FPT-Profile+T4

FPF-Profile+FIP

FPTF-Profile+T4+FIP

FPU-Profile+U/A

FPTU-Profile+T4+U/A

FPTUF-Profile+T4+U/A+FIP

 

Reporting time: Same day.

 

LARGE ANIMAL PROFILE

LAP                                                                                                                                                                      

Specimen required: 1 ml of serum, 1 ml EDTA, sent in hematology slides strongly encouraged.

Indication: Provides a database for large herbivores/production animals.

Comments: Includes magnesium and fibrinogen in addition to a CBC and chemistry profile. Betahydroxybutyrate can be added to assess dairy cows for ketosis.  The profile can be modified by add on or repeat tests.

LAPB-Profile with add on BHB

R-LAP-Repeat Profile

 

Reporting time: Same day.

 

LIVER PROFILE                                                                                                                                                 

LP                                                                                                                                                                                         

Specimen required: 1 ml of serum. Include a minimum of 1 ml whole blood in EDTA and 2 blood films if requesting CBC as well.

Indication: Provides a comprehensive assessment of liver status in small animals. Can be used to monitor success of therapy.

Comments: Includes ALT, ALP, GGT, total bilirubin, SDH and bile acids.

LPC-Liver Profile+CBC

Reporting time: Same day.

 

MINERAL PROFILE                                                                                                                                            

MP-1                                                                                                                                                                                    

Specimen required: 0.5 ml of serum or heparinized plasma.

Indication: Detecting and monitoring deficiencies in magnesium and monitoring abnormalities of calcium/phosphorus balance.

Comments: Includes calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Potassium can be added on to the profile if desired.

Reporting time: Same day.

PRESURGICAL PROFILE

PSP                                                                                                                                                                                        

Specimen required: 1 ml serum and 1 ml EDTA, sent in hematology slides strongly encouraged.

Indication: Basic screen for occult disease for healthy animals prior to elective surgical procedures.

Comments: Includes a full CBC and limited biochemistry tests to evaluate liver, kidney and protein status prior to anesthesia in healthy patients. Does not assess electrolytes, glucose or pancreas. A concurrent urine specific gravity should be evaluated. Please note that add on and repeat pricing does not apply to this panel.

PSPE-Profile+Electrolytes

Reporting time: Same day.

RENAL PROFILE                                                                                                                                               

RP                                                                                                                                                                                            

Specimen required: 1 ml of serum. Include 1 ml of whole blood in EDTA and 2 blood films if requesting CBC and 3 ml of urine if requesting urinalysis.

Indication: The parameters included are meant to provide specific assessment of renal function in small and large animals.

Comments: Includes BUN, creatinine, electrolytes, ion gap, carbon dioxide, calcium and phosphorus. The profile can be modified with the addition of various tests.

RPC-Renal Profile+CBC

RPU-Renal Profile+U/A

RPCU-Profile+CBC+U/A

Reporting time: Same day.

 

SENIOR PROFILE                                                                                                                                                             

SP                                                                                                                                                                                      

Specimen required: Minimum of 1 ml of serum and 1 ml of whole blood in EDTA, sent in hematology slides strongly encouraged. Please provide 3 ml of urine if requesting urinalysis.

Indication: This is a suitable profile for senior dogs and cats that includes a complete database plus T4. Inclusion of T4 is especially important in older cats and fructosamine can be added as a means of confirming diabetes mellitus and/or monitoring therapy for same.

Comments: The profile includes CBC, chemistry, amylase, lipase, cholesterol and T4. The profile can be modified by one or a combination of add on tests.

SPU-Profile+U/A

SPF-Profile+Fructosamine

SPUF-Profile+U/A+Fructosamine

 

Reporting time: Same day.

 

SMALL ANIMAL COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE

SAC                                                                                                                                                                      

Specimen required: 1.0 ml of serum and minimum of 1.0 ml of EDTA whole blood, sent in hematology slides strongly encouraged. Include 3 ml of urine if requesting urinalysis add-on.

Indication: Expands the minimum database represented by the Baseline profile to include amylase/lipase and cholesterol and should be considered in animals with acute gastrointestinal symptoms and when following animals with known chronic disease-diabetes, renal disease, liver disease etc.

Comment: The profile can be modified by one or a combination of add on tests.

SACT-Profile+Cardiac Troponin

SACU-Profile+U/A

SACTU-Profile+Cardiac Troponin+U/A

R-SAC-Repeat Profile

 

Reporting time: Same day.