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Services & Fees

Effective May 14, 2014

Note: The $10 accession fee will NOT apply to nutrition testing. All fees are in US $.

Note on days tested and turnaround times: Samples must be received at least 1 business day before the scheduled testing day. New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin. Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time. If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information. Please note the five-digit test code associated with nutrition tests and indicate this number on the submission form when requesting the test.

Submission form

Specimen Requirements:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 bus. days
Test Code:
50240
Comments:

For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

Specimen Requirements:

5 gm bone

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
varies
Turnaround Time:
15 bus. days
Test Code:
50218
Comments:

Sample should be from non-weight bearing bone.

Specimen Requirements:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8-10 bus. days
Test Code:
50236
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

Specimen Requirements:

20 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8-10 bus. days
Test Code:
50216
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected. Beta carotene is heat sensitive. Send sample as collected. Do not dry or heat prior to shipment.

Specimen Requirements:

various (other than serum or feed)

Shipping Container:
Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
varies
Test Code:
50215
Comments:

Please contact the lab.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F, Sat.
Turnaround Time:
6-7 bus. days
Test Code:
50244
Comments:

Seven animals per feeding group should be tested when investigating herd problems. Typically this would be seven "fresh" or seven "close-up" cows. Samples should be taken just before fresh feed is offered (especially for cattle on component-fed rations. For cattle receiving TMR diets, timing is less important). Please include animal ID, age, species and lactation stage for each animal. Ship overnight and avoid weekend arrival.

Specimen Requirements:

1.2 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
50217
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
70053
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

50 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8-10 bus. days
Test Code:
50239
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches.

Specimen Requirements:

50 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 bus. days
Test Code:
50238
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

Specimen Requirements:

25 g feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8-10 bus. days
Test Code:
50237
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

Specimen Requirements:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8-10 bus. days
Test Code:
50235
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches.

Specimen Requirements:

5 gm liver

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
Varies
Turnaround Time:
10-12 bus. days
Test Code:
50225
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

1) 5 g feed 2) milk 3)1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

1,2)leakproof container 3)plastictube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
Varies
Turnaround Time:
10-15 bus. days
Test Code:
50231
Comments:

1,2) Collect sample in a well-sealed heavy-duty plastic bag. The samples should be representative of the feed lot being tested. Hay should be randomly sampled throughout bales. Mixed rations and pelleted diets should be well mixed before sampling.

Specimen Requirements:

100 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
As needed
Turnaround Time:
10-12 bus. days
Test Code:
Comments:

Samples for feeds and feedstuff should be sampled to obtain a representative sample. About 100 grams (1/4 lb).

Specimen Requirements:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 bus. days
Test Code:
50219
Comments:

For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected. This test is for feed being given to horses only. The 3 tests included in this analysis can also be ordered individually for samples other than equine hay.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F, Sat.
Turnaround Time:
6-7 bus. days
Test Code:
50245
Comments:

Seven animals per feeding group should be tested when investigating herd problems. Typically this would be seven "fresh" or seven "close-up" cows. Samples should be taken just before fresh feed is offered (especially for cattle on component-fed rations. For cattle receiving TMR diets, timing is less important). Please include animal ID, age, species and lactation stage for each animal. Ship overnight and avoid weekend arrival.

Specimen Requirements:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 bus. days
Test Code:
50241
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 bus. days
Test Code:
50243
Comments:

Seven animals per feeding group should be tested when investigating herd problems. Typically this would be seven "fresh" or seven "close-up" cows. Samples should be taken just before fresh feed is offered (especially for cattle on component-fed rations. For cattle receiving TMR diets, timing is less important). Please include animal ID, age, species and lactation stage for each animal. Ship overnight and avoid weekend arrival. Excitement has an important influence on serum NEFA concentrations. Animals should be kept as calm as possible during blood collection. Avoid situations in which animals are shipped or herded through unfamiliar surroundings prior to sampling as these activities will result in elevated serum NEFA concentrations.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F, Sat.
Turnaround Time:
6-7 bus. days
Test Code:
50998
Comments:

Seven animals per feeding group should be tested when investigating herd problems. Typically this would be seven "fresh" or seven "close-up" cows. Samples should be taken just before fresh feed is offered (especially for cattle on component-fed rations. For cattle receiving TMR diets, timing is less important). Please include animal ID, age, species and lactation stage for each animal. Ship overnight and avoid weekend arrival.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

royal blue top tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
50701
Comments:

Specimens where Zinc is of interest must be collected in no-additive royal blue top serum tubes. Whole blood selenium analysis will be performed if whole blood is received. Serum is the only acceptable specimen for the rest of the panel.

Specimen Requirements:

1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

royal blue top tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
50702
Comments:

EDTA plasma is NOT acceptable for electrolyte analysis. Specimens where Zinc is of interest must be collected in no-additive royal blue top serum tubes. Whole blood selenium analysis will be performed if whole blood is received. Serum is the only acceptable specimen for the rest of the panel.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

red top tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
50700
Comments:

Whole blood selenium analysis will be performed if whole blood is received. Serum is the only acceptable specimen for the rest of the panel.

Specimen Requirements:

10 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-15 bus. days
Test Code:
50201
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

Specimen Requirements:

various (other than serum, whole blood, tissue or feed)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
varies
Turnaround Time:
varies
Test Code:
50205
Comments:

Contact lab.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
50203
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

3 gm liver

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
7-12 bus. days
Test Code:
50202
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top (ETDA) top

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
50204
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
10-17 bus. days
Test Code:
50206
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected. Vitamins are heat sensitive. Send sample as collected. Do not dry or heat prior to shipment.

Specimen Requirements:

various (other than serum, tissue or feed)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
varies
Turnaround Time:
varies
Test Code:
50209
Comments:

Contact lab.

Specimen Requirements:

1.2 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
50208
Comments:

Protect sample from exposure to light.

Specimen Requirements:

5 gm liver

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
7-12 bus. days
Test Code:
50207
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
10-12 bus. days
Test Code:
50234
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

Specimen Requirements:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
10-17 bus. days
Test Code:
50210
Comments:

A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected. Vitamins are heat sensitive. Send sample as collected. Do not dry or heat prior to shipment.

Specimen Requirements:

various (other than serum, tissue or feed)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
varies
Turnaround Time:
varies
Test Code:
50213
Comments:

Contact lab.

Specimen Requirements:

1.2 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
50212
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

5 gm liver

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
5-12 bus. days
Test Code:
50211
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

1.2 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-8 bus. days
Test Code:
50229
Comments: