Canine, Feline & Equine
Diagnostic Section: 
Clinical Pathology
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
1 day, results same day when possible.
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship overnight in a insulated container with ice packs. Immediately spin and seperate the citrated plasma before freezing the sample. Use an additive free transport tube. For platlets EDTA tube.
Specimen Requirements: 

Whole blood in 3.2% sodium citrate tube (blue top) and 0.5 ml EDTA whole blood.

Collection Protocol: 

Fill one 3.2% citrated blue top tube (1.8 ml) to the blue fill indicator marked on the label. Do not short fill or over fill the citrate tube as this will cause erroneous results and the sample will be rejected.

Additional Information: 

Measurement of PT, PTT and platelets by automated analyzer. Test available as STAT with additional Fee. Panel Includes: Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)Platelet CountProthrombin Time (PT)