The CVM Diagnostic Laboratory is a BSL-1 diagnostic laboratory located within the compound of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Visayas State University. It is currently located on the second floor of the north wing (3rd building, academic section) of the college. It serves as the laboratory for the veterinary diagnostic requirements of the DVM students as part of their curricular work, as well as a service laboratory for the local, regional and national communities seeking diagnostic services.

The laboratory consists of sections corresponding mainly to the paraclinical and clinical aspects of veterinary medicine. It is thus able to cater to the diagnostic needs related to microbiology, pathology, parasitology, clinical pathology, and selected clinical work.

The procedures routinely available in the laboratory include the following:

Service Provided

Cost/Sample  (PhP)

Bacteriological and mycological examination of clinical and pathological specimens Aerobic culture

Anaerobic culture

1500

2000

Bacteriological and mycological examination (qualitative and quantitative) of food products (potable water, meat, milk, fish, canned food items and other processed food) Aerobic culture

Anaerobic culture

1500

2000

Bacteriological and mycological examination (qualitative and quantitative) of environmental samples (water, soil, vegetation, air) Aerobic culture

Anaerobic culture

1500

2000

Antibiotic sensitivity testing (qualitative and quantitative) Disc method

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration

1500

2000

Parasitological examination of blood, feces, skin, hair, nails, mucous membranes and other body parts and adnexa Direct fecal smear

Direct blood smear

Quantitative fecalysis

Skin scrapings, direct microscopic exam of skin, hair, nails, mucous membranes and other body parts and adnexa

50

50

200

 

50

Gross pathological examinations (necropsy) Poultry and laboratory animals

Dogs and cats

Large animals

100

500

1000

Microscopic pathological examinations (histopathology) Per tissue sample 1500
Clinical pathology of blood, urine, and other body fluids Blood smear

Complete blood count (manual)

Leukocyte count

Differential count

50

200

200

300

Blood chemistry Dependent on tests included in panel  
Ultrasound diagnoses Abdominal examination 900
Radiologic examination Per plate/view 900
Semen and vaginal cytology examination Per species 200
Euthanasia Per animal 500

Processes and equipment for viral, as well as for zoonotic disease diagnoses are currently being developed; it is planned that eventually the CVM Diagnostic Laboratory will be able to handle cases associated with all etiological agents of animal and zoonotic diseases.

Cases may be forwarded directly to the In-Charge, Ms. Delia A. Pagente. The CVM Diagnostic Laboratory is under the direct supervision of the Department Head of the Veterinary Paraclinical Department, Dr. Eugene B. Lañada.

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