Canine, Equine, Feline
Diagnostic Section: 
Clinical Pathology
Shipping Requirements: 
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).

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. Immediately spin and separate the citrated plasma. Freeze the sample prior to shipping. 

Additional Information: 

Under filling of the blue top tube may result in false prolongation of coagulation times.