Animal Health Lab

The Animal Health Lab is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory that provides fast and accurate lab results. We offer testing services for important regulatory diseases including Brucellosis, Johne's, Trichomoniasis, BVD, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), and Scrapie Genetic Susceptibility.

Tiffany Brigner
Laboratory Director
RMRAHL
2331 West 31st Avenue Denver CO 80211
Phone number: (303) 477-0049
Fax number: (303) 477-5097
Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm 

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EIA Testing

The fee for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) testing is $8.00 per sample.

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2014 - 2015 Trich Tags

Trich tag colors changed to a new color October 1, 2014.  This year's color is YELLOW.  Any yellow tags you have purchased in previous years can be used beginning in October.  Call (303) 477-0049 now to get your trich tags and pouches ordered before the season gets too busy.

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Pooled Trich PCR

RMRAHL offers Pooled Trich Testing.  The cost is $7.00 per sample.  You will still need to collect the individual samples in InPouches or Trich Transit Tubes as the pools consisting of 5 samples will be done at the lab.  Please note, if any of the pooled samples are found to be positive, PCR will be done on each sample in the pool at a cost of $25.00 per sample.

If using Pooled PCR and traveling out of state, please make sure the state to which you are traveling accepts Pooled Trich PCR sample results.

Trich Submission Requirements

Any Trich InPouch samples requesting Culture testing must be received within 48 hours of collection.  We cannot run Culture testing on samples collected in Trich Transit Tubes.

Any Trich InPouch or Trich Transit Tube samples requesting PCR or Pooled PCR testing must be received within 72 hours of collection.

Although RMRAHL advises against using Lactated Ringers (LRS), if used, the sample must be received within 24 hours of collection and will be transferred to either an InPouch or Transit Tube (depending on requested test) upon arrival, and the submitting veterinarian will be charged the cost of the media as well as a transfer fee.  EXPIRED POUCHES AND TUBES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Once samples are received in the laboratory, they become the property of the laboratory and will not be returned to the client for any reason.

 

Additional Resources

 

 CSU Diagnostic Laboratory