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Effective May 23, 2016

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all tests. All fees are in US $.

Note on days tested and turnaround times: Samples must be received at least one 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.

Submission form

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

Specimen Requirements:

1/2 kidney

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M, F
Turnaround Time:
8-12 business days
Test Code:
70033
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

Feed, Water, Other

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8-10 business days
Test Code:
70014
Comments:

For submission of "other," please contact the lab.

Specimen Requirements:

5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple-top (EDTA) tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
9-11 business days
Test Code:
70066
Comments:

Dicoumarol (70009) will be added to this test for an additional charge if warranted, generally for grass-eating species. Pindone, Valone (70219) can be added to this test by special request - additional charges apply.

Specimen Requirements:

2 gm liver, bait, or ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
T
Turnaround Time:
9-15 business days
Test Code:
70015
Comments:

Dicoumarol (70009) will be added to this test for an additional charge if warranted, generally for grass-eating species. Pindone, Valone (70219) can be added to this test by special request - additional charges apply.

Specimen Requirements:

10 gm bait or stomach contents, ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70061
Comments:

Includes Starlicide.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

plastic tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days
Test Code:
70001
Comments:

Testing can also be performed on medication to determine concentration.

Specimen Requirements:

3 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple-top (EDTA) tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days
Test Code:
70067
Comments:

If carbamate exposure is suspected, send overnight and call ahead to the lab so the test is done upon receipt.

Specimen Requirements:

Brain or eye (retina) RF milk

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8-10 business days
Test Code:
70018
Comments:

Split brain into two equal halves sagitally. Retina: can send whole eye.

Specimen Requirements:

15 gm bait, environmental sample or stomach contents, ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8-10 business days
Test Code:
70021
Comments:

Sample must be kept frozen. Overnight or two-day shipping is recommended.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 3 ml whole blood 2) 5 gm stomach contents, liver, muscle or bait

Shipping Container:

1) purple-top (EDTA) tube 2) leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
varies
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days
Test Code:
70022
Comments:

2) Sample must be frozen immediately and kept frozen.

Specimen Requirements:

1 dried blood spot (50 ul)

Shipping Container:

filter paper

Coolant:
none
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
8-10 business days
Test Code:
70203
Comments:

The panel consists of:

1) Lindane (insecticide) - gamma-BHC or gamma benzene hexachloride
2) 4,4’-DDT - the major structural isomer of the insecticide DDT, Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
3) 4,4’-DDE - Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene, environmentally persistent breakdown product and metabolite of DDT
4) PCBs - polychlorinated biphenyls, focusing on the common representative congener PCB-153 (2,2',4,4',5,5'-Hexachlorobiphenyl)

Specimen Requirements:

1) 5 ml whole blood 2) 2 gm liver, bait or ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

1) Purple-top (EDTA) tube 2) leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
9-15 business days
Test Code:
70009
Comments:

This is only tested with anticoagulants (70066 or 70015)

Specimen Requirements:

1) 2 ml serum 2) 5 gm kidney 3) stomach contents or bait 4) ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
varies
Turnaround Time:
7-9 business days
Test Code:
70023
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

2 gm bone marrow

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days
Test Code:
70024
Comments:

Refrigerate and ship overnight. Recommended for diagnosis of malnutrition/starvation. Prefer to perform on animals dead for less than 48 hours. Bone of choice is the femur. Processing charge of 50 percent of test cost will be incurred if no bone marrow is found. If possible, please split the bone before shipping to confirm.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 20 gm tissue, feed or bait 2) 1 L water 3) 10 ml urine 4) 2 ml serum or blood 5) 20 ml milk 6) 2 gm fat

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
12-19 business days
Test Code:
70006
Comments:

Freeze samples after collection. Use only clean, unused containers. Avoid cross-contamination among samples.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 20 gm tissue, feed or bait 2) 1 L water 3) 10 ml urine 4) 2 ml serum or blood 5) 20 ml milk 6) 2 gm fat 7) ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
varies
Test Code:
70055
Comments:

Freeze samples after collection. Use only clean, unused containers. Avoid cross-contamination among samples.   

Specimen Requirements:

1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
T, Th
Turnaround Time:
9-11 business days
Test Code:
70029
Comments:

Be sure tube IDs and times of draw are clearly indicated.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 10 gm feed or stomach contents 2) 1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
12-15 business days
Test Code:
70031
Comments:

This test is automatically performed on any positive qualitative ionophore screen. Turnaround time begins after qualitative ionophore screen is completed.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 10 gm feed or stomach contents 2) 1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70032
Comments:

Automatically run Ionophores quantification if any positive results.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple-top (EDTA) tube (preferred) or heparin tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days
Test Code:
70019
Comments:

Mix sample well immediately to prevent clotting. This test is also available as part of a toxic element panel - see Toxic Elements in Whole Blood or Toxic Elements in Whole Blood, Extended.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 1 kg/2 lbs feed 2) 5 ml urine 3) 10 gm kidney

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
2,3) frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
varies
Turnaround Time:
12-15 business days
Test Code:
70068
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

1) 0.5 ml whole blood 2) 5 gm hair 3) 10 gm tissue (brain, kidney, or liver)

Shipping Container:

1) purple-top (EDTA) tube 2) sealed plastic bag 3) leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days - blood; 10-12 business days - other
Test Code:
70034
Comments:

This test is also available as part of a toxic element panel - see Toxic Elements in Whole Blood or Toxic Elements in Whole Blood, Extended.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 2 ml serum or plasma 2) 10 gm stomach contents 3) 20 gm environmental sample 4) urine

Shipping Container:

1) plastic tube 2,3,4) leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70062
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

50 mg liver or tissue

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
reference lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
5 business days
Test Code:
50254
Comments:

Collect tissue sample in a leakproof container. If sending different tissue types, please clearly label the tissue on the container. Refrigerate or freeze sample until shipment.

Biopsies should be collected into a rubber-free tube to avoid zinc contamination. Microcentrifuge tubes work well for biopsies. Wet tissue masses collected from some selected surgical biopsy instruments are as follows:
Stryker Double Action Biopsy Clamp (5.0 mm diameter) - 100 to 200 mg
Acu Punch (6 mm) - 90 t0 180 mg (dependent on depth of punch)
TruCut (14 G) - 20 to 25 mg (This is the amount collected if the notch in the instrument is full. Thus, two biopsy samples are required for optimal sample size, if the notch is full; more if it is partially full.)

This panel cannot be run on samples in formalin or saline. See Minerals, Fixed Tissue (50255) for all fixed tissues.

If less than 50mg of tissue is available, please contact the lab for special handling.

This panel replaces both the "Trace Nutrient Elements- Tissue" and "Toxic Elements-Tissue" tests and contains all elements previously included in those panels.

This test is used to diagnose mineral nutritional status and/or diagnose toxic levels. Liver is the preferred specimen for this testing. This test is capable of determining deficiency and excess levels of the minerals included. The following elements are routinely reported for this panel: cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and thallium.

Animal age is required for this assay as reference ranges are species-specific and age-dependent.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 1 kg/2.2 lbs feed 2) 10 gm stomach content

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
12-15 business days
Test Code:
70037
Comments:

Diacetoxyscipenol (DAS) and T2 by request. Each positive mycotoxin will result in mycotoxin quantification testing for an additional charge per compound. Refer to Mycotoxin Quantification (70036).

Specimen Requirements:

1) 1 kg/2.2 lbs feed 2) 10 gm stomach content

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
varies
Turnaround Time:
9-12 business days
Test Code:
70036
Comments:

Performed after positive mycotoxin screen. Each positive mycotoxin will result in mycotoxin quantification testing for an additional charge per compound. Diacetoxyscipenol (DAS) and T2 by request.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 1 ml serum 2) 1 lb feed 3) 1 ml eye fluid

Shipping Container:

1) plastic tube  2,3) leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days
Test Code:
70039
Comments:

If positive, a quantitative assay will be automatically ordered for an additional charge. See Nitrates Quantification. Additional information.

Specimen Requirements:

1)1 ml serum 2) 1 lb feed 3) 1 ml eye fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8-10 business days
Test Code:
70038
Comments:

Performed after positive Nitrates qualitative test. Additional information.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 3-4 ml serum, blood or plasma 2) 10 gm tissue (fat, liver, or brain) 3) 50 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
17-20 business days
Test Code:
70020
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

10 gm stomach contents

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days
Test Code:
70042
Comments:

Refrigerate and ship overnight, as pH changes with time.

Specimen Requirements:

10 gm stomach contents, rumen contents, crop contents, or bait

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70063
Comments:

Freeze immediately and keep frozen. Ship overnight.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 5 ml whole blood 2) 2 gm liver, bait, ascites fluid

Shipping Container:

1) purple top (EDTA) tube 2) leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
9-15 business days
Test Code:
70209
Comments:

This is only tested with anticoagulants (70066 or 70015).

Specimen Requirements:

plant or mushroom

Shipping Container:

waxed paper bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
varies
Turnaround Time:
5-10 business days
Test Code:
Comments:

Collect sample with as many representative intact parts as possible. Please provide image on CD or include photo, if possible.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 3-4 ml serum, blood or plasma 2) 10 gm fat 3) 50 gm feed 4) 10 gm tissue

Shipping Container:

1) plastic tube   2,3,4) leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
17-20 business days
Test Code:
70045
Comments:

Keep specimen frozen, ship overnight

Specimen Requirements:

1) 10 gm stomach contents 2) 10 ml urine 3) 10 gm tissue

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
7-8 business days
Test Code:
70052
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

100 mg biopsy

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70017
Comments:

Only the following elements are reported if the biopsy has been exposed to formalin or saline: Calcium, Copper, Iron, and Zinc. Please note on submission form if the biopsy is fixed or has been compromised in any way.

Specimen Requirements:

1 kg (2.2 lbs) feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70027
Comments:

Must be a representative feed sample. If sample is mineral mix, use Toxic Elements - Premix (70046).

Specimen Requirements:

5 ml urine or eye fluid

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70025
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

1 lb (500 gm) feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70046
Comments:

For concentrated mineral mixed only.

Specimen Requirements:

50 gm soil

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70051
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

3 gm tissue

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
10-12 business days
Test Code:
70004
Comments:

Clearly identify tissue on container.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple-top (EDTA) tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days
Test Code:
70200
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

50 ul blood spot

Shipping Container:

filter paper

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
as needed
Turnaround Time:
7 business days
Test Code:
70200
Comments:

Ship using dried blood spot kit (99604) $16.00.

Specimen Requirements:

0.5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple-top (EDTA) tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-7 business days
Test Code:
70201
Comments: