Whole blood in 3.2% sodium citrate (blue top) and EDTA. Include a sample from a normal animal of the same species if possible.
Collect blood by atraumatic venipunction and place into blue top (Na-citrate) tube and lavender top (EDTA) tube. Fill blue top tube to mark. Fill lavender top tube at least halfway. Refrigerate EDTA, blue top/separate plasma and freeze.
Refrigerated, in leak proof tubes. Overnight or 2-day shipping for samples is required.
* Results available same day if received by 4:00 pm. Includes: PT, APTT, D-dimers,and platelet count. Underfilling of the blue top tube may result in false prolongation of coagulation times.