Sample Collection & Submission

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Sample Collection

  • Obtain supplies

    • Red top or red and grey top serum separator blood tubes

    • 20 gauge x 1" vacutainer needles

    • Vacutainer needle holder

    • Alcohol

    • Cotton swabs

    • Latex/nitrile exam gloves

  • Collect your samples

Sample Packaging

  • Bundle samples together with a rubber band in groups of 2-10 tubes

  • Wrap the bundle(s) with enough paper towels (or other absorbent material) to absorb fluid if all tubes break

  • Place samples inside a leak proof zip lock bag

  • Place samples inside an insulated shipper with an ice-pack

    • *Ice packs are not required for pregnancy testing, but encouraged during temperature extremes​

  • Fill the shipper with bubble wrap or other packaging material to prevent tube breakage

  • Enclose sample submission form and payment inside a zip lock bag - samples will not be run if either of these are missing

  • Label the outermost packaging with the phrase "Exempt Animal Specimen"

Sample Shipping