Please complete and submit a referral form for all small and large animal specialty services. Medical records and images can be uploaded on the form itself, or you can email or fax medical records to us.
Referral forms and consultation requests are for veterinarians only. If you are a client needing medical information, please contact your regular veterinarian.
See below for specific hospital-wide services and testing laboratory forms.
Samples received after 4 p.m. will be tested the next business day unless an afterhours fee is charged. In-clinic patient testing is available on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon, will only be preliminary. Send-in/research samples are not processed on holidays or weekends. After-hours fee will be assessed for samples submitted after 4 p.m.
Samples are received under the same accession number and are not charged an additional test fee unless there is an additional shipping charge. To resubmit samples, follow the original guidelines for submitting specimens. Samples cannot be resubmitted after 14 days.
Samples submitted to the Clinical Pathology Lab are saved for one week in the refrigerator. If additional testing is desired during this time, please notify the laboratory to determine if there is enough volume and sample integrity to run the test. CSF serum titer samples are saved frozen fortwo months. CSF titer samples are refrigerated for two weeks. Slides for cytologies are kept for a minimum of three years.
In-clinic patients: Clinical Pathology services for in-house patients are charged to the patient account upon accessioning and are invoiced to the client at time of discharge. Any additional testing requested by the clinician on the case after discharge will be charged to the client and billed.
Send-in sample testing: There is no additional fee for send-in specimens. The Clinical Pathology laboratory cannot receive samples sent in by the owner without an attending veterinarian on the case. The test results and invoice will be given to the attending veterinarian. We can only give results to the attending veterinarian.
STAT requests include an additional fee and are not available for all tests.
|After-Hours fee||After-Hours fees will apply starting at 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, holidays, weekends (excluding in-clinic patient testing from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays)|
|Federal Express shipping fee||Most send-out tests will also have a FedEx shipping and handling charge applied|
|Antech IDEXX shipping and processing fee||Some send-out tests will have a sample processing fee instead of a FedEx fee|
We welcome referral radiographic, MRI, CT, and ultrasound images which will be reviewed by faculty and residents.
Requests received by 3:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday will receive a verbal report by the end of the day and a finalized written report the following day. For emergency referral cases, please call 509-335-6980.
Electronic images may be submitted by email or by mail or directly to our server. If you have digital images (DICOM) please email email@example.com and a link will be sent with the connection information. After that it will be a one button send to submit your images to WSU.
Note: The date of a digital examination is imperative for image retrieval and an accurate history is greatly appreciated.
|MRI / CT / Ultrasound Cases||$140 per site (e.g., head, thorax, abdomen)|
|Pre-purchase equine exam||$220 first 4 joints, $64 each additional 2 joints|
|STAT fee for emergency cases||$35|
There is no charge for recheck/follow-up studies of the same body part submitted within six months of the original submission.
Certain breeds of dogs and cats have a genetic predisposition that causes adverse reactions to commonly used medications. Collies, Australian shepherds, and long-haired whippets are some of the commonly affected breeds.
WSU offers a test to determine if a dog or cat has the MDR1 gene mutation.
Please contact us at 509-335-0754 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The Holter monitor report and recommendations will be provided to the ordering doctor unless communicated otherwise. Please note that the report will often have treatment recommendations. We can prescribe medication if the patient was seen by WSU Cardiology within the last 12 months. Medication refills can also be arranged with the local veterinary team.