A team of highly qualified and experienced staff operate the RVC Laboratory, an on-site facility equipped with the latest technology and designed to meet the diagnostic requirements of the equine veterinary profession.

Our fast, accurate and reliable service offers a comprehensive range of tests, often receiving results the same day. This service is also available to veterinary surgeons from other practices. 

Results are promptly forwarded by fax, telephone or e-mail after interpretation by the clinician. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our vets for further discussion. Where possible, reference values are given with results.

Atypical Myopathy Tests for Horse Owners & Vets

Plant sample testing for horse owners

As there are more than 25 species of Acer tree and and not all species have the HGA toxin - the RVC now offer a sycamore plant sampling test.

Owners fact file about Atypical Myopathy  Download here

Owner order form for sample testing submissions Download  here

Vet serum testing for atypical myopathy diagnosis

We now offer vets serum testing for the toxin known to cause atypical myopathy. This is a more rapid test than previously reported methods.

Please speak your vet about this test and they will be able to help you with collection and submission of samples.

Vet order form for Atypical Myopathy serum test

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