Serology-Virology

Effective Monday, May 23, 2022, FAVN turnaround time is approximately 4-5 weeks from the date sample arrives.

RFFIT turnaround time is 1-2 weeks from the date sample arrives.

Vaccine titers and Diagnostic disease titers (Toxo, RMSF, etc.) are typically reported within 1 business day.

Please note that acquisition of some supplies required for testing have been delayed due to supply chain issues with our suppliers. This may cause unexpected delays in ALL testing formats.

Please contact us at virology@vetmed.auburn.edu if you have questions regarding this change.

WE DO NOT OFFER EXPEDITED FAVN TESTING

Serology-Virology Lab
261 Greene Hall
1130 Wire Road
Auburn University, AL 36849-5519

Contact person: Theresa Wood (Virology Lab Manager)

virology@vetmed.auburn.edu
(334) 844-2659

The Virology Laboratory at Auburn University conducts a variety of diagnostic tests for the evidence of viral, rickettsial and selected protozoan infection of companion animals. We also offer serological assays for the evidence of immune response after vaccination. Our tests are thoroughly validated and the accuracy of our results is assured by participation in the Veterinary Laboratory Association™ Quality Assurance Program.

The Virology Laboratory at Auburn University is recognized by the USDA to carry out FAVN Rabies Antibody Titer testing for export for pet travel.  Please contact the laboratory for specific countries.

Serology-Virology Submission Form and Fees

Serology-Virology General Submission Form (PDF)

CANINEPrice 
CAV-2 antibody titer$15.00
CDV antibody IgG & IgM (IFA)$24.00
CDV antibody – IgG only (vaccine titer)$15.00
CHV antibody titer (IFA)$15.00
CHV antigen stain (FA)$18.00
CPV antigen – feces$22.00
CPV antibody IgG & IgM (IFA)$24.00
CPV antibody – IgG only (vaccine titer)$15.00
Ehrlichia canis titer (IFA)$24.00
Anaplasma phagocytophilum titer (IFA)$28.00
Lyme titer (IFA)$23.00
RMSF titer (IFA)$24.00
Canine Snap 4DX Plus$22.00
FAVN Rabies antibody$75.00
Rabies antibody titer (RFFIT)$50.00
Toxoplasma antibody titer IgG & IgM (IFA)$25.00
Virus Isolation$48.00
FELINEPrice 
FeLV IFA antigen stain$20.00
FeLV & FIV Combo$28.00
Feline panleukopenia titer (IgG & IgM)$24.00
Feline calicivirus antibody titer (IFA)$15.00
Feline panleukopenia – IgG only (vaccine titer)$15.00
Feline coronavirus (FCoV) antibody titer$20.00
FHV antigen stain (FA)$18.00
FHV antibody titer (IFA)$15.00
Rabies antibody titer (RFFIT)$50.00
Toxoplasma antibody titer IgG & IgM (IFA)$25.00
Virus Isolation$48.00
FAVN Rabies antibody$75.00
EQUINEPrice 
Lyme titer (IFA)$23.00
Rabies antibody titer (RFFIT)$50.00

SAMPLE COLLECTION

SERUM: When serum is required, DO NOT send whole blood. DO NOT send extremely hemolyzed and/or lipemic samples.

Effective January 2022: We will no longer offer the Autogenous Wart Vaccine SLIDES:

SLIDES: DO NOT fix slides before sending, air dry only.

SWABS: Place swabs in sterile PBS or viral transport media. DO NOT use any of the bacteriological gel transport systems.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Serum, CSF, swabs, EDTA blood, and effusions should be packed in a leak proof container with absorbent material. This package should be placed inside a second container on ice (gel packs).

Samples should be clearly labeled. Overnight shipping is recommended. Ship via UPS or Federal Express.

Please do not ship samples on Friday. Slides can be sent without ice packs.

Invoice Payments by Credit Card

FAVN Submission/Report Form and Information

FAVN Submission/Report Form (PDF)

The Serology-Virology lab at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is recognized by the USDA to carry out FAVN Rabies Antibody Titer testing for export for pet travel.

Check the Status of a FAVN Submission

WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY APPROVED FOR TRAVEL TO JAPAN

Information regarding travel from the US to a foreign country

SAMPLE COLLECTION: SERUM ONLY (minimum volume 1.0mL) :
The animal must be microchipped before sample collection by a licensed veterinarian. A separate FAVN Report Form must accompany each serum sample. The sample tube MUST be labeled with name & microchip number. Unlabeled tubes will not be processed. FAVN forms are fillable online, which greatly aids in obtaining the correct information. Results are reported on this form.

SHIPPING

Serum should be packed in a leak proof container with absorbent material. This package should be placed inside a second container on ice (gel packs). Samples should be clearly labeled with name and microchip number. Samples should not be in transit for more than 2 days. Ship via UPS or Federal Express. Please do not ship samples on Friday.

FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: A copy of the “FAVN Report Form” form should be placed on the outside of the package for customs agents to keep, place the original form inside the package.

FEES

  • FAVN test fee: $75
  • FAVN reissue report fee: $25
  • FedEx report delivery: $25 domestic, $45 international

PAYMENT

The submitting clinic is considered our client and is responsible for payment. Fees may be paid by check or money order (payable to Department of Pathobiology) in US dollars.

Invoice Payments by Credit Card

RESULTS

Effective March 1, 2022, we will NO LONGER send FAVN Reports via USPS.

Electronic results are sent to the submitting clinic by FAX and/or email.  For some destinations, including Hawaii, we send the final report directly to the export destination via FAX and/or email. We can send the stamped/stickered report back to the clinic via FedEx for an additional fee.

For additional information, please contact the lab at virology@vetmed.auburn.edu, or (334) 844-2659.