The Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) at Cornell University offers a wide array of testing capabilities to detect markers of health and disease in animals. It is one of the most comprehensive veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the country, whose faculty provide subject matter expertise and oversight of more than 900 individual assays, performed by 200 highly trained technical staff. The AHDC services include large and small-scale testing for academic and industry research and development. Our sophisticated and comprehensive diagnostic capabilities include anatomic pathology (necropsy and histopathology services), clinical pathology (hematology, hemostasis, cytology, endocrinology), nutritional and toxicology testing. Infectious disease sections span all relevant disciplines including bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology with a wide range of culture capabilities and available cell lines. The molecular diagnostics laboratory has high-throughput capacity for identifying defined and novel pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms, mutation detection for genetic disease, and whole genome sequencing of bacterial isolates. The AHDC excels in assay customization and integrated diagnostic support, with flexibility to meet the needs of clients engaged in basic and applied research and development.
The Animal Health Diagnostic Center is unique among AAVLD accredited lab in having parasitology as a stand-alone section with full-service veterinary parasite diagnostic capabilities. Overseen by a board certified parasitologist, the section offers classical, serological and molecular services for detection/identification of parasites of veterinary importance and diagnosing parasitic infections in domestic and wild animals. This service is provided in an accurate, timely and cost efficient manner.
Host species tested include bovine, equine, caprine, ovine, canine, feline, equine, camelids, avian, lab animals, exotic, zoo animals, wild animals and birds, fishes, marine mammals.
Samples typically received for examination include feces, entire endo- and ectoparasites, necropsy samples, skin scrapings, blood, serum, plasma, urine, tracheal washes, duodenal aspirates, feed samples, and environmental samples such as soil and composted material.
Tests conducted to identify parasites or parasite stages in feces include:
• Qualitative or quantitative centrifugation concentration flotation techniques
Tests conducted to identify parasitic infections using serum/plasma include:
• Occult heartworm test
Other tests conducted include:
• Parasite identification
Veterinary Research & Diagnostic Services
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