Severe winter weather across the country can cause
delays in receiving packages from couriers such as FedEx, even
though your immediate area may not be affected. Please make a note
of your tracking number and check your shipper's website to
determine where your samples are located. Once they are received in
College Station, testing will proceed on schedule. If you feel you
should delay shipment for any reason, please check our sample
requirement page to determine how to store your samples.
The GI Lab at Texas A&M University provides specialized
testing services to help veterinarians diagnose and treat
gastrointestinal diseases in dogs and cats.
These tests may help in the management of pets with vomiting,
weight loss, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or poor body
All samples must be submitted by a veterinarian. Veterinary
specialists in Internal Medicine certified by the American College
of Veterinary Internal Medicine are available for consultation to
discuss interpretation of test results with submitting
veterinarians, and their implications for patient management.
We cannot give advice directly to pet owners due to licensure
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