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:
|Bacteriological and mycological examination of clinical and pathological specimens||Aerobic culture|
|Bacteriological and mycological examination (qualitative and quantitative) of food products (potable water, meat, milk, fish, canned food items and other processed food)||Aerobic culture|
|Bacteriological and mycological examination (qualitative and quantitative) of environmental samples (water, soil, vegetation, air)||Aerobic culture|
|Antibiotic sensitivity testing (qualitative and quantitative)||Disc method|
Minimum Inhibitory Concentration
|Parasitological examination of blood, feces, skin, hair, nails, mucous membranes and other body parts and adnexa||Direct fecal smear|
Direct blood smear
Skin scrapings, direct microscopic exam of skin, hair, nails, mucous membranes and other body parts and adnexa
|Gross pathological examinations (necropsy)||Poultry and laboratory animals|
Dogs and cats
|Microscopic pathological examinations (histopathology)||Per tissue sample||1500|
|Clinical pathology of blood, urine, and other body fluids||Blood smear|
Complete blood count (manual)
|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|
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.