Canine, Equine, Feline
Diagnostic Section: 
Clinical Pathology
Shipping Requirements: 
Immediately spin and separate the citrated plasma. Freeze the sample. Send EDTA refrigerated. Ship overnight in an insulated container, with ice packs.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
Same day, when possible
Specimen Requirements: 

Whole blood in 3.2% sodium citrate tube (blue top) and EDTA tube (lavender top)

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 tubes as this will cause erroneous results and sample will be rejected. Fill one EDTA tube at least halfway. 

Additional Information: 

Includes: PT, APTT, D-dimer, and platelet count. Under filling of the blue top tube may result in false prolongation of coagulation times.