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Diagnostic Testing Lab
Veterinary Hospital

Clinical Pathology

Lab Contact:    919.513.6550  |     919-513-6556

We provide laboratory results for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in animals at the NC State Veterinary Hospital and with local veterinarians. We are comprised of 7 laboratory services:  Chemistry, Coagulation, Cytology, Hematology, Immunology, Immunohematology, Special Chemistry, and Urinalysis.

Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research

Laboratory personnel maintain ancillary laboratories in the large and small animal areas of our hospital. These ancillary laboratories are available for use after hours by non-laboratory technical staff, residents, interns, and students. We work closely with referring veterinarians to provide excellent diagnostic services while providing an enriched learning experience for our veterinary students.

Since we began in 1984, our services have expanded to include a large variety of tests with approximately 600 orderable tests and 80 test profiles. The Lab serves as a central receiving area for most “send-out” tests, i.e. necessary tests unavailable at the College or Hospital that must be mailed or delivered to reference labs within or outside the College.

Equipment 

Major pieces of equipment in the Clinical Pathology Lab include:  Siemens Diagnostics Advia 120 hematology analyzer, Roche Diagnostics C501 chemistry analyzer, Diagnostica Stago Satellite coagulation analyzer, Diagnostic Stago Start 4 coagulation analyzer, Roche Diagnostics Criterion II urinalysis analyzer, 2 Instrumentation Laboratory Gem Premier 3000 blood gas analyzers, 2 Heska Hematrues, 2 Abaxis Vetscans, and a Siemens Diagnostic Immulite 1000.  In addition, we have a 6-head Olympus microscope with a digital camera, an Olympus microscope with a digital camera, and 6 additional single/dual view microscopes.

Services 

  • Hematology
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Immunohematology
  • Cytology
  • Blood gas
  • Coagulation
  • Urinalysis

Forms & Submissions 

Click on the service name below for ordering information.

Cytology

As a low invasive aid in the diagnosis of lymphoma, NCSU-CVM offers PARR, (PCR for antigen receptor rearrangement) which is performed routinely using cells recovered from cytology slides. Samples eligible for PARR may be submitted directly to the NCSU-CVM Clinical Pathology Laboratory upon request.

We look forward to working with your hospital to provide excellent service for your patients.

Please contact us for supplies and additional information.

Forms 

Submission Process 

Email: VHCcytology@ncsu.edu to request supplies (slide holders, shipping materials)

SHIPPING OPTIONS:

  • Self-Mail In to:
    NCSU-VH Clinical Pathology
    1060 William Moore Drive Room C269
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Drop-Off: Drop Box is located at the above address at the Animal Scan Entrance to the Wellness Center
  • Pre-Paid FedEx Label: Contact VHCcytology@ncsu.edu for pre-paid FedEx Labels/Envelopes (see submission form for pricing schedule)

Contact Information
Phone: 919.513.6550
Email: VHCcytology@ncsu.edu

Immunology

Services 

  • Immunophenotyping -a term applied to the technique of identifying the specific lineage of cells through the use of antibodies that detect antigens or markers on the cell (hence the prefix “immuno”). The antigen can be expressed on the cell surface, in the cytoplasm or the nucleus of the cells. Some antigens are lineage-specific (found only on one type of cell) whereas others can be found on various cells. Few antibodies are completely lineage-specific. The term “immunophenotyping” is most frequently used in reference to phenotyping hematopoietic cells but this technique can be and is used to identify cells of non-hematopoietic origin.
  • Flow Cytometry -We provide cost-effective state of the art flow cytometry and multiparameter cell sorting instrumentation and associated expertise and services to all investigators. It is our mission to teach this technology to students.

Required Paperwork

Click form to download form to complete and submit with samples.

Contact Information
Phone: 919.513.6363
Email: djbogan@ncsu.edu

Click on the service name below for ordering information.

Cytology

As a low invasive aid in the diagnosis of lymphoma, NCSU-CVM offers PARR, (PCR for antigen receptor rearrangement) which is performed routinely using cells recovered from cytology slides. Samples eligible for PARR may be submitted directly to the NCSU-CVM Clinical Pathology Laboratory upon request.

We look forward to working with your hospital to provide excellent service for your patients.

Please contact us for supplies and additional information.

Forms 

Submission Process 

Email: VHCcytology@ncsu.edu to request supplies (slide holders, shipping materials)

SHIPPING OPTIONS:

  • Self-Mail In to:
    NCSU-VH Clinical Pathology
    1060 William Moore Drive Room C269
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Drop-Off: Drop Box is located at the above address at the Animal Scan Entrance to the Wellness Center
  • Pre-Paid FedEx Label: Contact VHCcytology@ncsu.edu for pre-paid FedEx Labels/Envelopes (see submission form for pricing schedule)

Contact Information
Phone: 919.513.6550
Email: VHCcytology@ncsu.edu

Immunology

Services 

  • Immunophenotyping -a term applied to the technique of identifying the specific lineage of cells through the use of antibodies that detect antigens or markers on the cell (hence the prefix “immuno”). The antigen can be expressed on the cell surface, in the cytoplasm or the nucleus of the cells. Some antigens are lineage-specific (found only on one type of cell) whereas others can be found on various cells. Few antibodies are completely lineage-specific. The term “immunophenotyping” is most frequently used in reference to phenotyping hematopoietic cells but this technique can be and is used to identify cells of non-hematopoietic origin.
  • Flow Cytometry -We provide cost-effective state of the art flow cytometry and multiparameter cell sorting instrumentation and associated expertise and services to all investigators. It is our mission to teach this technology to students.

Required Paperwork

Click form to download form to complete and submit with samples.

Contact Information
Phone: 919.513.6363
Email: djbogan@ncsu.edu

Leadership

Megan Jacob, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director of Diagnostic Laboratories

Contact:

megan_jacob@ncsu.edu

Faculty

Jonathan Fogle, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM

Population Health and Pathobiology

jefogle@ncsu.edu

Carol Grindem, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Population Health and Pathobiology

carol_grindem@ncsu.edu

Residents

Julie Allen

Population Health and Pathobiology

jallen10@ncsu.edu

Sarah Roode

Population Health and Pathobiology

sarah_roode@ncsu.edu

Staff