Nutrition

Services & Fees

Effective December 7, 2017

Note: The $10 accession fee will 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. Aditional nutrition tests may be available from the outsource lab. Please call the lab for more information. 

Submission form

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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: