Reptile Owners

Important Information regarding our Arenavirus PCR test

 

To reliably test for Arenavirus we need either an EDTA or Heparin blood sample and an Oesophageal plain swab. If both a blood sample and a swab are not submitted, you may get a false negative.

 

While a positive PCR result is proof of an infection, a negative PCR result does not rule out that an animal may be infected.

 

This PCR detects the "California Academy of Sciences Virus" (CASV), the "Golden Gate Virus" (GGV) and the "Collierville Virus" (CVV).  These viruses, all belonging to the family Arenaviridae, are linked to the disease "Inclusion Body Disease" (IBD) in large snakes.

 

A negative result does not completely rule out IBD as other not yet described virus strings could cause this disease.

 

There have been no studies so far as to how many tests should be done to ensure that there is no IBD in a collection.

 

Therefore we recommend that all animals in a collection are tested individually in the first instance and if all are negative, repeat it again, after 2-3 months take a random sample of 30% of the snakes for final testing.

PALS offer a faecal screening service for reptile owners. For more information about the test we do, please click on the link below.

 

 

If you would like to go ahead with the faecal screening, please email your name and address, stating how many animals you are testing to sales@palsvetlab.co.uk

 

 

Please note: as we are a laboratory and not a veterinary practice, we do not give advice regarding any treatments that may be available, as this is the responsibility of your exotic vet. Should treatment be required, it will be stated on your report.

 

Reptile Parasitology Leaflet (Explanation of tests available)
Faecal Parasitology.pdf
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Reptile Faecal Submission Form (including prices)
New Reptile Faecal Submission Form.pdf
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Frequently asked Questions including prices
Reptile Parasitology FAQ's.pdf
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Avian Owners

PALS offer several tests for Avian owners, these include Faecal screening, Sexing, PBFD and Chlamydia.

 

If you would like any futher information on these tests, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 01829 781855 or emailing us at sales@palsvetlab.co.uk

 

Please note: as we are a laboratory and not a veterinary practice, we do not give advice regarding any treatments that may be available, as this is the responsibility of your exotic vet. Should treatment be required, it will be stated on your report.


Avian Submission Form
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Dog Owners

PALS offer a UPCR test for all dog breeders, this test can detect kidney disease and is required by the some breeding clubs before breeding.

 

The 2015 price for this test is £14.50 plus V.A.T. If you would like to proceed with this test, please email sales@palsvetlab.co.uk with your name and address and we will send you a urine collection pot and a submission form.

 

Payment is required with the sample submission either by debit or credit.

 

We also have several Genetic tests available, the current list of tests as of 1st January 2015 and their prices can be found on pages 16 and 17 of our 2015 price list, we also offer faecal testing, details of which can be found below. Please call to confirm the Genetic tests are still available before submitting a sample.

 

Please note: as we are a laboratory and not a veterinary practice, we do not give advice regarding any treatments that may be available, as this is the responsibility of your vet.

UPCR Submission Form
UPCR Submission Form.pdf
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Canine Faecal Submission Form
Canine Faecal Submission Form.pdf
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If your dog's food isn't dog food, it could be dangerous!
Swallowing Dangers for Dogs.pdf
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Cat Owners

PALS offer several tests for Cat owners, these include faecal tests, FIP and Tritrichomonas PCR..

 

If you would like further information about these tests, please contact us by calling 01829 781855 or by emailing sales@palsvetlab.co.uk.

 

We also have several Genetic tests available, the list of tests as of 1st January 2015 and their prices can be found on Pages 18 of our 2015 price list. Please call to confirm these tests are still available before submitting a sample.

 

Please note: as we are a laboratory and not a veterinary practice, we do not give advice regarding any treatments that may be available as this is the responsibility of your vet.

Feline Faecal Submission Form
Feline Faecal Submission Form.pdf
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