Clin Path and Chemistry
Minimum Sample required
|Pepsinogen ||EDTA, heparinised or clotted whole blood||5 ml|
|Biochemical tests||Heparinised or clotted blood||5 ml|
|Urinalysis||Urine (sterile container)||10 ml|
|Glucose||Fluoride Oxalate whole blood||5 ml|
Common Sendaway Tests (additional freight and handling charges will apply)
Please contact the laboratory to discuss other tests that may be offered by external laboratories)
|Copper/zinc ||Heparinised or clotted blood||10 ml|
(fresh, not fixed)
|Glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx) |
Heparinised whole blood or EDTA whole blood
|Vitamin B12||Heparinised or clotted blood ||10 ml|
Note: For a full Blood Trace Minerals panel (Copper, GSHPx and B12) one 10 mL lithium heparin tube per animal is sufficient (clotted blood can also be used but this is not the preferred sample and additional processing charges may apply).
(test not covered by our current scope of accreditation)
|Nitrate/nitrite||Ocular Fluid/ Serum/ Plasma||1ml|
(tests not covered by our current scope of accreditation)
Note: EDTA tubes must be filled to the mark.
|Complete Blood Count (CBC)|
EDTA whole blood and blood smear
Packed Cell Volume (PCV)
EDTA whole blood
Note: If practicable, a blood film should be prepared at the time of blood collection to avoid sample deterioration which can alter the morphology of blood cells. Do not expose the smears to condensation or formalin vapour.
Label smears (with pencil) to correspond to the EDTA and animal ID.