News : 2020

We Pay You Money to Use the Lab!

On November 1, 2020, minor price increases will be set for some routine tests of our service. This occurs after holding the line for the past 18 months to help best serve you and your patients. Significant savings continue to be an option if you use the laboratory FedEx program. Single sample shipments are charged a $9.50 and 2 or more sample shipments are free. Also, starting on November 1, you receive 5% off of your submissions when you use the EReq option in the Client Portal. This is an easy routine to pre-accession your samples. Better accuracy, save the environment, money back – you can’t lose! For more information, contact the lab.

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New Publication on Indigo Snakes

Congratulations to Dr. James Bogan and colleagues for the publication entitled, “Comparison of Selected Blood Parameters of Captive Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi) Housed Indoors vs. Outdoors in Central Florida, USA” published in the latest volume of The Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. This comparative study details significant differences in calcium and calcidiol between indoor and outdoor female snakes and additional differences between males and females.

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Discounted FedEx Continues!

Time are tough for us all and we know you have budgets in disarray and pet owners that may be facing financial issues, too. We have decided to extend our 50% off of FedEx shipping until further notice. One pound packages sent using our Fedex airbill system are only $9.50. As always, shipping 2 or more samples in the package gives you FREE shipping.

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Holding the Line on Pricing & 50% Off FedEx!

For long standing clients of our laboratory, you know that June 1 usually marks a period of price increases for our laboratory services as this is the start of the university’s fiscal year. As these are unprecedented times for us all, we have made a difficult decision and are going to hold off on price increases at this time. Our long time lab motto is Our Clients are Our Partners. We have always felt that we are here to serve you and provide the best testing options that you can use to help your patients. We do not take our task lightly and strive for excellence in all areas. Your support of our services through your submissions in turn fuels our research programs which aids in the development of new tests and many collaborative studies. Your patronage is well evident in over 130 publications and 140 abstract presentations. We count on you as much as you count on us and we want you to be able to best serve your patients at this difficult time.

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Interested in a Webinar Series?

The Avian & Wildlife Laboratory is considering hosting a series of webinars of various topics from hematology to case reviews to electrophoresis. We would love to have your input on topics and other important items as we move forward in our planning stages. The webinars will be open to all – veterinarians, technicians and researchers – and will be free of charge. You do not need to be a client of our laboratory service to attend. As we are a CE provider for the State of Florida, we will provide certificates of attendance to those that participate. Please complete our survey. Any questions or suggestions can be directed to Dr. Carolyn Cray.

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Lab Update - Coronavirus Response

Please check here for updates regarding any changes in our services. If you are in doubt if we have your current email address, please send it to compathlab@miami.edu. You can also contact us at (800)596-7390.

The lab is open. Time sensitive testing will continue on the day of sample arrival. Serological testing (Aspergillus, E. cuniculi) may have minor delays. If you have a high priority sample, please indicate this on the submission form.

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New Paper on Markers of Inflammation in Injured White Rhinoceros

A new paper just published in the Frontiers in Veterinary Science details the study of acute phase reactants in the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Testing for serum amyloid A (SAA) was validated for this species. Albumin was identified as a negative reactant. SAA, haptoglobin, and fibrinogen were observed to be elevated in injured animals. Samples from injured animals were obtained from the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Animals had suffered from bullet and dehorning wounds. Thanks to our collaborators for the opportunity to be involved in this important study.

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