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STAT Testing

A new STAT Testing Policy designed to improve efficiency of STAT testing and assure prompt results will go into effect on August 1, 2019.

Please pay special attention to the new sample submission requirements and STAT fee adjustments. A complete list of tests that can be run at STAT priority is available below.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Animal Health Diagnostic Center (607-253-3900) with any questions.

STAT Testing Policy

STAT fee during regular business hours: $70 per test or panel in sections other than Clinical Pathology. The Clinical Pathology STAT fee is $50.

Please call the main lab number (607-253-3900) in advance if results are needed on a weekend, holiday, or when the lab is normally closed to check availability and determine additional fees.

How to submit a STAT sample

Follow the requirements below to ensure prompt turnaround time on STAT submissions.

  1. Write “STAT” clearly on the submission form. For hand-delivered STAT samples, it is helpful to also verbally notify the technician at the Receiving window that testing is STAT priority.
  2. Both the sample and test request(s) must be received by 11:30am EST on the day of testing.*
  3. For shipped STAT samples, write large “Xs” in black marker on all sides of the shipping box.
  4. For shipped samples, email STATALERT@cornell.edu before 7am EST with the tracking number.  In the body of the email please write the test name, patient information and your account number or attach a copy of the submission form to your email.

* Cortisol and canine progesterone Immulite tests must be requested STAT if samples arrive after 2pm EST. No STAT request is necessary if these samples arrive prior to 2pm EST.


If one or more of the above requirements are not met, AHDC will contact the submitting veterinarian to determine whether to proceed with STAT testing. In this situation, additional fees will apply.

Clinical Pathology requires the above policy be followed for STAT cytologies only. For other STAT testing in clinical pathology no advance notice is required.

STAT testing is not available in Comparative Coagulation because results are provided ASAP on the day of sample arrival for most tests in this section. Testing run on a specified weekday in Comparative Coagulation is also not eligible for STAT priority.

Requests for expedited testing or expedited result reporting for tests not included on the above STAT testing list must be discussed directly with the respective lab section. If you have a circumstance that falls outside of the STAT policy above, please don’t hesitate to contact Veterinary Support Services for guidance and help with this process. (607) 253-3900.

STAT Tests

The table below contains only those AHDC tests that are eligible for expedited result availability by adding a STAT priority. The table can be sorted by each column and the search field can be used to find specific items.

Test Name STAT Turnaround Time Comments
Acidic-Extracted Drugs Same Day
Alanine Aminotrans, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Albumin, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Alkaline Phosphat, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Amylase, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Anaplas C-Elisa Same Day Result
Anticoagulant Rodenticides Next Day
Arsenic, Bld/Water/Ur Next Day
Arsenic, Tissue/Feed Next Day
Aspartate Aminotr, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Av Infect Bronc Vir PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Av Infl Vir Ab Agid Next Day Result
Basic-Extracted Drugs Same Day
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bicarbonate, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bicarbonate, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bile Acids Fasting Pnl Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bile Acids Post-Pr Pnl Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bile Acids Random Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bilirubin Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bilirubin, Total, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bilirubin, Total, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Blood Smear Evaluation Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bluetongue Vir Agid Next Day Result
Bluetongue Vir C-Elisa Same Day Result
Bone Marrow Evaluation Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bordetella PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Bov Leukosis Vir Agid Next Day Result
Bov Leukosis Vir Elisa Same Day Result
Bov Metabolic Prof Tst Pnl Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bov Vir Diar Ag Capt El Same Day Result
Bov Vir Diar Bt Mlk PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Bov Vir Diar PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Bovine Coronavirus FA (BCV) Same Day Result
Bovine Herpesvirus 1 (IBR) PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Bovine Herpesvirus-1 FA (BHV-1) (IBR) Same Day Result
Bovine Herpesvirus-2 FA (BHV-2) (Mammilits) Same Day Result
Bovine Parainfluenza-3 Virus FA (BPIV-3) Same Day Result
Bovine Respir Syncytial Virus FA (BRSV) Same Day Result
Bovine Respiratory Syncytial virus PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Bovine Rotavirus Real-Time PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus FA (BVDV) Same Day Result
Bromide Same Day
Bronchoalveolar Lav, Sm Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Brucella Card Aggl Same Day finalized results Setup and finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Brucella Fluorescence Polarization Assay (FPA) Same Day finalized results Setup and finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Brucella Fluorescence Polarization Assay (FPA) Tube Test Same Day finalized results Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Cadmium Next Day
Calcium, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Calcium, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Camelid Liver Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Campy Fetus FA Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Can Adenovirus PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Can Bruc Sld Aggl/Ag Ii Guaranteed setup on day of arrival Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Can Distemper PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Can Herpes Vir 1 PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Can Influenza Vir Hi H3N8 Same Day Result
Can Parainflu PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Can Parvovirus Elisa Same Day Result
Can Parvovirus Hi Next Day Result
Can Resp Pnl, PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Canine Coronavirus FA (CCV) Same Day Result
Canine Distemper Virus FA (CDV) Same Day Result
Canine Herpesvirus FA Same Day Result
Canine Parvovirus FA (CPV-2) Same Day Result
Canine Parvovirus PCR Same Day Result
Chlamydia Cf Same Day Result
Chlamydia Fa Same Day Result
Chlamydia Psittaci PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Chloride, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Chloride, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Cholesterol, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Cholesterol, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Cholinesterase, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Chronic Wast Dis Elisa Next Day Result
Clostrid Difficile Tox Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm; Setup and finalization of test on off-testing days (T/Th) Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Clostrid Perf Enterotox Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm; Setup and finalization of test on off-testing days (T/Th) Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Clostrid Perfr Geno PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Clostridium Chauvoei FA Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Clostridium novyii FA Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Clostridium septicum FA Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Clostridium sordellii FA Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Contagious Ecth Vir Ifa Same Day Result
Contagious Equ Metr Cf Next Day Result
Copper, Serum/Plasma Same Day
Coronavir PCR, Alpha Next Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, following day otherwise.
Coronavir PCR, Beta Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Coxiella Burnetii Elisa Same Day Result
Coxiella Burnetii PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Creatine Kinase, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Creatinine For Uccr Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Creatinine, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Creatinine, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Creatinine, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Crossmatch Donor1 Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Crossmatch, Donor 2 Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Crossmatch, Donor 3 Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Crossmatch, Donor 4 Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Cryosection
Cryptosporidium Elisa Same Day
Cryptosporidium Spp. Real-Time PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Cytology Smear Eval Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Direct Coombs Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Drug Quantitation Next Day
E. Canis PCR Next Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, following day otherwise.
E. Coli Genotyp PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
E. Equi PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
E. Risticii PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus PCR Same Day Result
Electrolytes Pnl, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Electrolytes Pnl, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Electrolytes Pnl, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Epizootic Disease virus PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Epizootic Hem Dis Agid Next Day Result
Eq Hepatitis virus PCR Panel Same Day Result
Eq Hepatitis Virus PCR Panel 2 Same Day Result
Eq Herpesvirus PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equ Infec Anem Agid Next Day Result
Equ Infec Anem Vir El Same Day Result
Equ Influenza Vir Hai Same Day Result
Equine Adenovirus 1 PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equine Arteritis Virus FA (EAV) Same Day Result
Equine Arteritis Virus PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equine Herpes Vir 1 Neuro Geno Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equine Herpes Virus 4 PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equine Herpesvirus 2 qPCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equine Herpesvirus 5 qPCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equine Herpesvirus Gamma PCR Panel Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equine Herpesvirus PCR Panel Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equine Herpesvirus-1 FA (EHV-1) (Rhinopneumonitis) Same Day Result
Equine Liver Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Equine Parvovirus PCR Same Day Result
Equine Pegivirus Pcr Same Day Result
Equine Respiratory PCR Panel Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Equine Rhinitis Virus A PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Fecal Flotation 1-2 hr
Fecal Flotation with Discount 1-2 hr
Fel Panleuko Vir Hi Next Day Result
Fel Respiratory Panel PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Feline Calicivirus FA (FCV) Same Day Result
Feline Heartworm Ab 30 min
Feline Herpesvirus FA (FHV) Same Day Result
Feline Parvovirus FA (Panleukopenia) Same Day Result
Fibrinogen Heat Precip Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Fructosamine Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Fungal Ser Panel Guaranteed setup on day of arrival Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Fungal Ser: Asperg Ab Guaranteed setup on day of arrival Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Fungal Ser: Blastom Ab Guaranteed setup on day of arrival Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Fungal Ser: Coccidio Ab Guaranteed setup on day of arrival Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Fungal Ser: Cryptoc Ag Same Day finalized results Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Fungal Ser: Histopl Ab Guaranteed setup on day of arrival Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Gamma Glut Trans, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Gamma Glut Trans, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Giardia Elisa Same Day
Glucose, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Glutamate Dehydrogenase Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Hematocrit Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Hemoglobin (Hgb) Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Hemogram Fib Large Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Hemogram, Automated Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Hemogram, Non-Mammalian Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Hemogram, Partial Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Hemogram, Routine Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Histo >3 sites (CUHA) Next Day morning H&E results reported by resident/pathologist. If tissue is not fixed when received additional days will be added to turnaround time.
Histopathology Next Day morning H&E results reported by resident/pathologist. If tissue is not fixed when received additional days will be added to turnaround time.
Histopathology Dx Next Day morning H&E results reported by resident/pathologist. If tissue is not fixed when received additional days will be added to turnaround time.
Histopathology, Sld Rev Next Day morning H&E results reported by resident/pathologist.
Immglob G, Cam-Chem Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Immglob G, Equ-Chem Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Immglob: Iga/Igg/Igm Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Immglob: Igg Bovine Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Influenza Vir Matrx PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Ionized Calcium Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Ionophore Quant Next Day
Iron Panel (Chemistry) Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Iron, Bld (Chemistry) Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Johne's AGID Guaranteed setup on day of arrival Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Johnes Fecal PCR Next Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, following day otherwise.
Johnes Fecal PCR NY Next Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, following day otherwise.
Knott'S Heartworm 1-2 hr
Lactate Dehydrog, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Lactate Dehydrog, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Large An Renal Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Large Animal Chem Pnl Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Large Animal Crossmatch Donor 1 Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Large Animal Crossmatch Donor 2 Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Large Animal Crossmatch Donor 3 Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Large Animal Crossmatch Donor 4 Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Large Animal Crossmatch Donor 5 Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Lawsonia intracellularis qPCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Lead, Bld Same Day
Lead, Liquids/Flds Same Day
Lead, Tissue/Feed/Other Next Day
Leptospira MAT, 5 standard serovars Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm; Setup and finalization of test on off-testing days (T/Th) Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Leptospira MAT, 7 serovars Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm; Setup and finalization of test on off-testing days (T/Th) Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Leptospira real-time PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Leptospira, Aut & Brat Same Day finalized results if received by 3pm; Setup and finalization of test on off-testing days (T/Th) Setup and/or finalization over the weekend/holiday by special arrangement
Lipase Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Lipase, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Listeria Monocyt PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Lyme Dis PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
M. Gallisept Aggl Same Day Result
M. Gallisept/Syno Elisa Same Day Result
M. Synoviae Aggl Same Day Result
Magnesium, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Magnesium, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Mare/Foal Compatibl Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Mare/Stallion Compatibl Same Day Always expedited, no STAT request required
Mercury Next Day
Mineral Panel Next Day
Mineral/Lytes Pnl Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Mineral/Lytes Pnl, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Mycobact Av Avium PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Mycobact Av Complx PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Mycoplasma Cynos PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Mycoplasma felis PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Nefa Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Neospora Ifa Same Day Result
Nitrate/Nitrite Liq/Fl Same Day
Nitrate/Nitrite Solid Next Day
Non Mam Blood Smear Ev, Avian Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Non Mam Blood Smear Ev, Reptile Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Non Primate Hepacivirus PCR Same Day Result
Non-Mammal Chem Pnl Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Occult Blood Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Occult Heartworm Same Day
Osmolality, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Osmolality, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Osmolality, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Packed Cell Volume Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Parapox virus PCR Same Day Result
Parvovir Rt Pcr Same Day Result
Pericardial Fl Analysis Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Peritoneal Fl Analysis Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Ph Level Same Day
Phosphate, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Phosphate, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Pigeon herpesvirus PCR Same Day Result
Platelet Count Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Pleural Fluid Analysis Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Pneumovirus Rt-PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Porcine Circovirus FA Same Day Result
Porcine Parvovirus FA Same Day Result
Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome FA Same Day Result
Potassium, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Potassium, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Potassium, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Potomac Horse Fever Ifa Same Day Result
Pre-Anesth Pnl, Sm An Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Pre-Purchase Drg Scrn Same Day
Prim Hyp-Parathyro Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Rbc Count Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Rbc, Parasites Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Reticulocyte Count Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Reticulocyte Count Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Rhodococ Equ Virul PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Rotavir Ltx Aggl Grp A Same Day Result
Rotavirus FA-Any Species Same Day Result
Ruminant Liver Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Salm Pullorum/Gallinarum microaggl. Next Day Result
Sand Recovery 1-2 hr
Selenium Whole Bld Same Day
Selenium, Tissue/Feed Next Day
Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Skin Scraping Same Day
Small An Chem Pnl Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Small An Liver Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Small An Renal Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Small Ruminant Lentivirus cELISA Same Day Result
Sodium, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Sodium, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Sorbitol Dehydrog, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Spinal Fluid Analysis Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Streptococcus Equi PCR Same Day if sample arrives before 11:30am, Next Day otherwise.
Synovial Fluid Analysis Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Theiler'S Dz Assoc PCR Same Day Result
Tot Protein Creat Pnl Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Tot Protein Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Tot Protein Plasma Refr Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Tot Protein, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Toxo Gondii Igg Elisa Same Day
Toxoplasmosis FA Same Day Result
Tracheal Wash Analysis Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Transition Cow En Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Transmissible Gastroenteritis FA Same Day Result
Triglycerides, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Triglycerides, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Urea Nitrogen, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Urea Nitrogen, Fld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Urea Nitrogen, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Uric Acid, Bld Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Uric Acid, Ur Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Urinalysis, Routine Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Urine Dipstick Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Vitamin A Alcohol, Ser Same Day
Vitamin E Alcohol, Ser Same Day
Wbc Count Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
Wbc Panel Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
WBC Plus Blood Smear Same Day All CP STAT move to head of queue
West Nile Vir Pcr Same Day Result
Zinc, Serum/Plasma Same Day

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