Clinical Pathology Tests

SectionTestDays TestedSpecimen RequirementsAcceptable SpeciesStorageShippingEstimated Turn-around TimeTest CodesTest MethodologyComments
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSALBUMINMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LALB
Outside: LALBO
STAT: LALBS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable for 1 week at 18-26°C, one month at 2-8°C and several months at 0 to-20°C.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSALKALINE PHOSPHATASE (ALP)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LALKP
Outside: LALKPO
STAT: LALKPS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable for 8 hours at room temperature, 7 days stored in the refrigerator or 6 months frozen. Hemolysis and icterus may falsely decrease alkaline phosphatase levels.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSALT (SGPT, ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LALT
Outside: LALTO
STAT: LALTS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerAvoid prolonged contact with red cells. Specimens should be assayed on day of collection to prevent loss of activity. Hemolysis will falsely elevate ALT concentrations; icterus may falsely decrease ALT concentration.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSAMMONIA (NH3)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
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Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
100 µL EDTA/heparinized plasma (purple top tube or green top tube)All species acceptedStore on ice or frozen (see test comments below)Dry IceRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LPRNH
Outside: LPRNHO
STAT: LPRNHS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSamples should be drawn in a green-top sodium heparin, lithium heparin tube (do not use ammonium heparin tubes), or in an EDTA tube, placed on crushed ice, and brought to the laboratory immediately. Plasma samples may be stored capped & on ice for up to 2 hours before assaying, or store frozen for up to 24 hours. Hemolysis and lipemia can falsely increase ammonia; NH3 levels increase with time if plasma is left on the red cells; NH3 levels decrease with time if plasma if left at room temperature or uncapped
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSAST (SGOT, ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedStore at room temperature for up to 24 hours, then refrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LAST
Outside: LASTO
STAT: LASTO
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable 24 hours at room temperature, 7 days refrigerated, and 1 month frozen. Hemolysis may falsely elevate AST concentrations; icterus may falsely decrease AST concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSBILE ACIDS – PRE AND POSTMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
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Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
100 µl serum or heparinized plasmaAll species acceptedRefrigerate for up to 1 weekShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hoursPRE:
In Hospital: LBA
Outside: LBAO

POST:
In Hospital: LBILE
Outside: LBILEO
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerRun in-house Monday-Friday on day shift only. Bile Acids in serum are stable for 1 week refrigerated or 3 months frozen. Reference Ranges only available for canines, felines and equines. SMALL ANIMALS: Pre samples are usually taken after a 12 hour fast and Post samples are usually taken 2 hours after a meal. Pre and Post samples should be clearly labeled.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSBILIRUBIN, TOTALMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerate for up to 3 days, after 3 days freeze sampleShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LTBIL
Outside: LTBILO
STAT: LTBILS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSamples should be protected from direct light since bilirubin is photo labile. Specimens are stable 3 days refrigerated or 3 months frozen. Hemolysis may falsely increase bilirubin concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSBLOOD UREA NITROGEN (BUN)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube) and vitreous humorAll species acceptedSpecimens are stable 3-5 days at room temperature, 7 days refrigeratedShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LBUN
Outside: LBUNO
STAT: LBUNS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable 3-5 days at room temperature, 7 days refrigerated, and indefinitely frozen.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSCALCIUMMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube) and vitreous humorAll species acceptedSpecimens are stable 8 hours at room temperature, 1 day refrigerated, and 1 year frozen.Ship on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LCA
Outside: LCAO
STAT: LCAS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable 8 hours at room temperature, 1 day refrigerated, and 1 year frozen. Icterus may falsely decrease calcium concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSCHLORIDEMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube) and vitreous humorAll species acceptedSpecimens are stable 8 hours at room temperature, 1 day refrigerated, and 1 year frozen.Ship on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LCL
Outside: LCLO
STAT: LCLS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable 8 hours at room temperature, 24 hours refrigerated, and 1 year frozen. NOTE: Bromide therapy can falsely elevate chloride concentration.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSCHOLESTEROLMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube) and Body Cavity EffusionsAll species acceptedRefrigerate for up to 2 days, then freeze sampleShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LCHOL
Outside: LCHOLO
STAT: LCHOLS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable 2 days refrigerated, and several months frozen.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSCO2, ENZYMATICMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube) All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LCO2
Outside: LCO2O
STAT: LCO2S
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerMost accurate results are acquired when blood is drawn into a completely filled gel separator tube, and centrifuged as soon as possible after draw to separate the serum/plasma from the red cells. Specimens are stable for several hours if refrigerated immediately and exposure to ambient air is minimized at all times until test is run. Hemolysis may falsely decrease CO2 levels.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSCPK (CK, CREATINE KINASE)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube) All species acceptedRoom temperature for up to 8 hours, or refrigerate for up to 2 days, after 2 days freeze for up to 1 monthShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LCPK
Outside: LCPKO
STAT: LCPKS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable 8 hours at room temperature, 1-2 days refrigerated, and 1 month frozen. Protect sample from light and exposure to ambient air. Hemolysis may falsely increase CPK concentrations. Grossly hemolyzed samples should not be used
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSCREATININEMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150µl (100 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top tube), urine, vitreous humor and Body Cavity EffusionsAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LCREA
Outside: LCREAO
STAT: LCREAS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSerum/Plasma specimens are stable 7 days refrigerated; urine specimens are stable 4 days refrigerated. Icterus and lipemia may falsely decrease creatinine concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSCSF PROTEINMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.2 mL (0.1 mL absolute minimum) plain CSFAll species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 1-2 hoursIn Hospital: LCPDimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry Analyzer
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSFOAL IGG TEST (QUANTITATIVE)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
50 µL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or plasma (EDTA or heparin)EquineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LQFIG
Outside: LQFIGO
STAT: LQFIGS
Agglutination AssayTurbidometric immunoassay for measuring IgG in serum or plasma from newborn foals. This test is used as a screening test for failure of passive transfer of maternal antibodies.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSFRACTIONAL EXCRETIONMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
200 µL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) AND 200 µL urineAll species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-4 hoursIn Hospital: LFEDimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerConsists of measuring Creatinine, Sodium, & Potassium in both serum and urine. (Test can only be run on the Dimension Xpand during the day shift Monday-Friday.) Calculations: Ratio = [X]u/[X]s * [Cr]s/[Cr]u; Percentage(%) = [X]u/[X]s * [Cr]s/[Cr]u * 100.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSGGT (GAMMA GLUTAMYLTRANSFERASE)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150 µL (100µl absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top) or urineAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LGGT
Outside: LGGTO
STAT: LGGTS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSerum and plasma specimens are stable 2 days refrigerated and 1 year frozen. Hemolysis may falsely decrease GGT levels. GGT IN URINE: In order to assess GGT levels in urine, a creatinine should also be run. Urine specimens are stable 3 days when refrigerated.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSGLUCOSEMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
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Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150 µl (100µl absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top tube) and vitreous humorAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LGLUC
Outside: LGLUCO
STAT: LGLUCS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSerum/Plasma should be separated from the red cells as soon as possible after collection, and is stable for 3 days refrigerated. Icterus may falsely decrease glucose concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSMAGNESIUMMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150 µl (100µl absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top tube) and vitreous humorAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LMG
Outside: LMGO
STAT: LMGS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSerum or plasma must be separated from the red cells ASAP after collection. Specimens are stable 4 days refrigerated and several months frozen. Hemolysis will falsely increase magnesium levels; icterus and lipemia may falsely increase magnesium concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSMAMMARY SECRETION ELECTROLYTESMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
250 µL mammary secretion/colostrumAll species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LMSE
STAT: LMSES
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerIncludes Na+, K+, and Calcium. Used in determining if a mare is ready to foal.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSPHOSPHORUSMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150 µl (100µl absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top tube) and vitreous humorAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LPHOS
Outside: LPHOSO
STAT: LPHOSS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSeparate serum/plasma from red cells as soon as possible after collection. Specimens are stable 2 days refrigerated, and 6 months frozen. Hemolysis will cause falsely increased phosphorus concentrations; lipemia may falsely increase phosphorus concentrations; icterus due to direct bilirubin (as in IMHA) may cause falsely decreased phosphorus concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSPOTASSIUMMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150 uL (100µl absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top tube) and vitreous humorAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LK
Outside: LKO
STAT: LKS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerHemolysis will falsely increase potassium concentrations. Specimens are stable 1 weeks refrigerated.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSPROTEIN, TOTALMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
150 uL (100µl absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top tube) and vitreous humorAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LTP
Outside: LTPO
STAT: LTPS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable for 3 days refrigerated and 6 months frozen. Icterus and hemolysis may falsely decrease protein concentrations; lipemia may falsely increase protein concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSSODIUMMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.15 mL (0.1 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top tube) or urineAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LNA
Outside: LNAO
STAT: LNAS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable 1 weeks refrigerated.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSTRIGLYCERIDESMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.15 mL (0.1 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top tube) or Body Cavity EffusionsAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LTRIG
Outside: LTRIGO
STAT: LTRIGS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerFasting specimens are preferable. Specimens are stable 5-7 days refrigerated, and 3 months frozen. Icterus may falsely increase triglyceride concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSTROPONIN I (CTNI) (QUANTITATIVE)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
Full EDTA plasma (purple top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerate, freeze after 4 hoursShip on dry ice overnightRoutine: 2-3 hoursIn Hospital: LTR1
Outside: LTR1O
Marker for myocardial necrosis (more specific and reliable than cardiac enzymes). Run in-house on day shift, Monday-Friday. Freeze EDTA plasma if test cannot be run within 4 hours of collection. Plasma samples from outside clients should be sent frozen on preferable dry ice or sufficient ice packs to prevent thawing, by overnight Fed Ex.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSURIC ACIDMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.15 mL (0.1 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube), heparinized plasma (green top tube) or vitreous humorAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LURIC
Outside: LURICO
STAT: LURICS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSpecimens are stable 3-5 days refrigerated, and 6 months frozen. Icterus, hemolysis and lipemia may falsely increase uric acid concentrations.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSURINE PROTEIN/CREATININE RATIOMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.2 mL urineAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hoursIn Hospital: LPCR
Outside: LPCRO
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerThis consists of a Micro Protein and a Creatinine assay. The calculation is: Micro Protein (mg/dL)/Creatinine (mg/dL).
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY TESTSURINE PROTEINMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.2 mL urineAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hoursIn Hospital: LUP
Outside: LUPO
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry Analyzer
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSAVIAN/REPTILE SUPPLEMENTAL CHEMISTRY PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
500µl (200 µL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-3 hoursIn Hospital: LCSARDimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerSupplemental Panel includes: BUN, Chloride, Magnesium, Cholesterol, Triglyceride & GGT.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSELECTROLYTE PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.25 mL (0.15 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LELEC
Outside: LELECO
STAT: LELECS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerThis includes the following tests: Calcium, Chloride, Sodium, Potassium, CO2 and Anion Gap.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSEQUINE NSAID PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.25 mL (0.15 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)EquineRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LNSAID
STAT: LNSAIDS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerTotal protein, Albumin, Creatinine
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSHEMODIALYSIS CHEMISTRY PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.25 mL (0.15 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LCHD
Outside: LCHDO
STAT: LCHDS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerIncludes Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, CO2, Anion Gap, Albumin, BUN, Calcium, Creatinine, and Phosphorus.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSLIVER PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.25 mL (0.15 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LLIV
Outside: LLIVO
STAT: LLIVS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerFor large or small animals includes the following: Total Bilirubin, Alk Phos, Albumin, ALT, AST and GGT.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSMINI CHEMISTRY PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.25 mL (0.15 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LMP
Outside: LMPO
STAT: LMPS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerIncludes Calcium, Chloride, Sodium, Potassium, CO2, BUN and Creatinine. Glucose may be substituted for BUN or Creatinine.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSRENAL CHEMISTRY PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.25 mL (0.15 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: LRP
Outside: LRPO
STAT: LRPS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerIncludes Sodium, Potassium, BUN, Creatinine, Albumin, & Phosphorus.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSVET 20 AVIAN/REPTILE CHEMISTRY PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL (0.5 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: L20R
Outside: L20RO
STAT: L20RS
WP: WP3040
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerTotal Protein, AST, BUN, Calcium, Cholesterol, CPK, GGT, Glucose, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Triglyceride, Uric Acid, Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, CO2, & Anion Gap
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSVET 20 SMALL ANIMAL/CARNIVORE CHEMISTRY PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: L20S
Outside: L20SO
STAT: L20SS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerAlbumin, Total Protein, Globulins, A/G Ratio, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Cholesterol, Glucose, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Total Bilirubin, Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, CO2, & Anion Gap.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSVET 20 EQUINE/ SMALL HERBIVORE CHEMISTRY PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: L20E
Outside: L20EO
STAT: L20ES

LAM Melanoma Package: L20EMV
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerAlbumin, Total Protein, Globulins, A/G Ratio, Alkaline Phosphatase, AST, CPK, GGT, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Glucose, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Total Bilirubin, Triglycerides, Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, CO2, & Anion Gap.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSVET 20 BOVINE/RUMINANT CHEMISTRY PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
In Hospital: L20B
Outside: L20BO
STAT: L20BS
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerPanel includes the following: Albumin, Total Protein, Globulins, A/G Ratio, Alkaline Phosphatase, AST, GGT, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Glucose, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Total Bilirubin, Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, CO2, & Anion Gap.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSVET 22 MANATEE PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL (0.5 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-3 hours
STAT: 45-60 minutes
Outside: L20MO
Dimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerAlbumin, Total Protein, Globulins, A/G Ratio, Alkaline Phosphatase, AST, ALT, CPK, GGT, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Glucose, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Total Bilirubin, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, CO2, & Anion Gap.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSCATALYST CHEMISTRY 15 CLIPAs needed in Emergency & Critical Care and Oncology0.5 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-3 hoursIn Hospital: LCHEM15IDEXX CatalystAlbumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Aminotransferase, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Calcium, Cholesterol, Creatinine, Gamma-glutamyltransferase, Glucose, Inorganic Phosphate, Total Bilirubin, and Total Protein.

Note: Test is performed by Veterinary Technician staff in each department.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSCATALYST CHEMISTRY 19 CLIPAs needed in Emergency & Critical Care and Oncology0.5 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-3 hoursIn Hospital: LCHEM19IDEXX CatalystAlbumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Aminotransferase, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Calcium, Cholesterol, Creatinine, Gamma-glutamyltransferase, Glucose, Inorganic Phosphate, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein and Chloride, Potassium, Sodium.

Note: Test is performed by Veterinary Technician staff in each department.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSCATALYST LYTESAs needed in Emergency & Critical Care and Oncology0.5 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) or heparinized plasma (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-3 hoursIn Hospital: LLYTESIDEXX CatalystChloride, Potassium, Sodium.

Note: Test is performed by Veterinary Technician staff in each department.
CLINICAL CHEMISTRY PANELSVITREOUS HUMOR CHEMISTRY PANELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 5pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL vitreous humorAll species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-3 hoursIn Hospital: LVHPDimension®Xpand® Plus Clinical Chemistry AnalyzerPanel includes: Ammonia, BUN, Calcium, Chloride, Potassium, Sodium, Glucose, Phosphorus, Total Protein, Uric Acid, Magnesium, Creatinine
CYTOLOGYBAL (BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE ANALYSIS)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 3pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL fluidAll species acceptedRefrigerate fluid, slides at room temperatureShip on cold packs overnight (fluid) or ambient (slides)Routine: 2-8 hours
STAT: 1-2 hours
In Hospital: LBAL
Outside: LBALO
STAT: LBALS

Slide Only:
In Hospital: LBALSO
Outside: LBALSOO
Manual Slide ReviewSee the Clin Path Resident on duty at ext 4-4537 for collection information. Includes WBC count and cytological exam.
CYTOLOGYBODY CAVITY EFFUSIONS ANALYSISMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 3pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL fluidAll species acceptedRefrigerate fluid, slides at room temperatureShip on cold packs overnight (fluid) or ambient (slides)Routine: 2-8 hours
STAT: 1-2 hours
In Hospital: LBCE
Outside: LBCEO
STAT: LBCEST

Slide Only:
In Hospital: LBCES
STAT: LBCESS
Cell counts, protein/specific gravity and slide reviewThese fluids include Abdominal, Thoracic, Pericardial, Peritoneal, and Pleural fluids. Results include cell counts if possible, protein or specific gravity, color and transparency, and cytological exam by the clinical pathologist on duty.
CYTOLOGYBONE MARROW ASPIRATION AND EXAMINATIONMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 3pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
SlidesAll species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbientRoutine: 24 hoursIn Hospital: LBMA
Outside: LBMAO
Manual Slide ReviewRequesting clinician should contact the clinical pathology resident on duty to schedule a bone marrow aspiration procedure. (The bone marrow kit may be borrowed from Clin Path only with the consent of the Clinical Pathologist on duty.)
CYTOLOGYCSF ANALYSISMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 3pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL of CSFAll species acceptedRefrigerate fluid, slides at room temperatureShip on cold packs overnight (fluid) or ambient (slides)Routine: 2-8 hours
STAT: 1-2 hours
In Hospital: LCSF
Outside: LCSFO
STAT: LCSFST

Slide Only:
In Hospital: LCSFS
Outside: LCSFSO
Cell count, protein, and Slide ReviewCerebrospinal Fluids should be evaluated ASAP after collection, preferably within 30 minutes of collection. Results include manual WBC and RBC counts & microprotein. A cytocentrifuge prep is made, stained and evaluated microscopically by the clinical pathologist. NOTE: For samples to be shipped overnight, send one aliquot of CSF with no preservative (for total protein) and one aliquot preserved with 1 drop of the patient’s serum per 0.25 mL CSF (for the cell count).
CYTOLOGYSYNOVIAL FLUID ANALYSISMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 3pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL of Synovial Fluid in EDTAAll species acceptedRefrigerate fluid, slides at room temperatureShip on cold packs overnight (fluid) or ambient (slides)Routine: 2-8 hours
STAT: 1-2 hours
In Hospital: LSYNF
Outside: LSYNFO
STAT: LSYNFS

Slide Only:
In Hospital: LSYNS
Outside: LSYNSO
STAT: LSYNSS
Cell count, protein, and Slide ReviewAnalysis includes WBC & RBC cell counts, semi-quantitative protein, evaluation of viscosity, and cytospin slides are made, stained and looked at by the clinical pathologist on duty.
CYTOLOGYTISSUE ASPIRATE CYTOLOGYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 3pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
SlidesAll species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbientRoutine: 2-8 hours
STAT: 1-2 hours
In Hospital: LTA
Outside: LTAO
STAT: LTAS
Manual Slide ReviewSlides submitted are stained and evaluated by the clinical pathologist on duty
CYTOLOGYTISSUE IMPRINT/SCRAPING CYTOLOGYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 3pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
SlidesAll species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbientRoutine: 2-8 hours
STAT: 1-2 hours
In Hospital: LTIMP
Outside: LTIMPO
STAT: LTIMPS
Manual Slide ReviewSlides submitted are stained and evaluated by the clinical pathologist on duty
CYTOLOGYTRACHEAL/BROCHIAL WASH CYTOLOGYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 3pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.2 mL of fluid and slidesAll species acceptedRefrigerate fluid, slides at room temperatureShip on cold packs overnight (fluid) or ambient (slides)Routine: 2-8 hours
STAT: 1-2 hours
In Hospital: LTRAC
Outside: LTRACO
STAT: LTRACS
Manual Slide ReviewThese washes are usually sedimented and preparations made, stained and looked at by the clinical pathologist on duty.
CYTOLOGYTISSUE DISCHARGE CYTOLOGYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 3pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.2 mL of fluid and slidesAll species acceptedRefrigerate fluid, slides at room temperatureShip on cold packs overnight (fluid) or ambient (slides)Routine: 2-8 hours
STAT: 1-2 hours
In Hospital: LTDS
Outside: LTDSO
STAT: LTDSS
Manual Slide ReviewInclude pertinent details in history including location of lesion and signalment of animal
ENDOCRINOLOGYACTH STIMULATION (PRE/POST CORTISOL)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL (0.2 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LACTR
Outside: LACTRO
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayPre & 1 Hour (recommended) post Cortisol levels. Avoid hemolysis and SST
ENDOCRINOLOGYCORTISOLMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL (0.2 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LCOR
Outside: LCORO

Additional Samples: LAC
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayAvoid hemolysis and SST. See ACTH Stim or Dex Suppression for multiple samples. Equine cortisol samples may be sent to the DCPAH Laboratory at MSU.
ENDOCRINOLOGYCORTISOL:CREATININE RATIOMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
2 mL (1 mL absolute minimum) urineAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LCCR
Outside: LCCRO
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent Immunoassay and Dimension Chemistry AnalyzerEither a random specimen, 1st urine catch of the day or an aliquot of a 24-hour collection may be submitted.
ENDOCRINOLOGYDEXAMETHASONE SUPPRESSION TESTMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL (0.2 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LDEX
Outside: LDEXO
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayPre and Post cortisol samples drawn at 0 hour and 4 and 8 hours post Dex. Avoid hemolysis and SST.
ENDOCRINOLOGYFREE T4Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL (0.2 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LT4F
Outside: LT4FO
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayAvoid hemolysis/lipemia and SST.
ENDOCRINOLOGYPHENOBARBITALMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL (0.2 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LPHEN
Outside: LPHENO
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayCollect serum in plain red top tube because serum gel separator tubes may cause falsely decreased phenobarbital determinations, particularly if serum remains in contact with the gel separator for an extended period of time. Avoid moderate-marked lipemia/hemolysis & icterus. Peak level drawn 6-8 hours following dose; trough levels drawn 10-12 hours post dose.
ENDOCRINOLOGYPROGESTERONE (P4)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL (0.2 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LPROG
Outside: LPROGO
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayAvoid lipemia. Serum should be drawn in a plain red top tube and centrifuged ASAP after collection. Progesterone levels drawn in serum separator tubes or other tubes with a gel barrier may be falsely decreased. Progesterone levels will decrease with time if serum/plasma is not separated from the blood cells.
ENDOCRINOLOGYT4, TOTALMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL (0.2 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LT4R
Outside: LT4RO
WP: WP3080
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayPost-pill T4 levels should be drawn 4-6 hours after thyroid medication is given. Avoid SST. Avian sample sent to University of Miami.
ENDOCRINOLOGYT4 AND TSHMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
1 mL (0.3 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube)Canine and FelineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LTHY
Outside: LTHYO

Wellness Plan: WP3070
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayAvoid SST and hemolysis
ENDOCRINOLOGYT4, FREE T4 AND TSHMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
1 mL (0.3 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube)Canine and FelineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: L4SHF
Outside: L4SHFO
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayAvoid SST and hemolysis
ENDOCRINOLOGYTSH LEVELMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 2pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL (0.2 mL absolute minimum) serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube)Canine and FelineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine:In Hospital: LTSHR
Outside: LTSHRO
Immulite 1000 Chemi-luminescent ImmunoassayAvoid SST and hemolysis
HEMATOLOGYBLOOD TYPING-CANINE DEA 1.1Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.1 mL EDTA whole blood (purple top tube)CanineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hours
STAT: 30 minutes ( 1 hour Blood Typing-Canine DEA 1.1 and Major Crossmatch-test code LDMCM)
In Hospital: LCNI
Outside: LCNIO
STAT: LCNIS

Combined Test: Blood Typing-Canine DEA 1.1 and Major Crossmatch STAT: LDMCM
HEMATOLOGYBLOOD TYPING-FELINEMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.1 mL EDTA whole blood (purple top tube)FelineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hoursIn Hospital: LFEBT
Outside: LFEBTO
HEMATOLOGYBUFFY COAT, LEUKOCYTE EXAMINATIONMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL EDTA whole blood in a purple top tube or 2-3 buffy coat slides. EDTA is preferred by heparinized whole blood in a green top tube may be substituted if necessaryAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hoursIn Hospital: LBUF
Outside: LBUFO
Manual Slide ReviewPlease specify what cells (ex: mast cells)
HEMATOLOGYCBC, Avian/Reptile with DifferentialMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Resident call in
0.5 mL heparinized whole blood (green top tube) + 2-3 slidesAvian and ReptilesRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 4 hours
STAT: 90 minutes
In Hospital: LMARC
Outside: LMARCO
STAT: LMARCS
Manual Slide ReviewIncludes the following: Manual WBC count, Packed Cell Volume, Icterus Index, Plasma Proteins, Fibrinogen, manual Differential of leukocytes, and platelet estimate.
HEMATOLOGYCBC, Mammalian with DifferentialMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL EDTA (purple top tube) is or heparinized (green top tube) whole blood + 2-3 slides.

Purple top tube is preferred for most mammalian species.
All mammalian species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 4 hours
STAT: 90 minutes
In Hospital: LCBC
Outside: LCBCO
STAT: LCBCS
Large Animal Melanoma Package: LCBCMV
Wellness Plan: WP3050
ADVIA 120 Automated Hematology System and Manual Slide ReviewIncludes but is not limited to WBC, RBC, Hgb, Hct, MCV, MCH, MCHC, platelets and a white blood cell differential.

INFORMATION FOR OUTSIDE CLINICS REQUESTING CBCS: For outside clinics, please submit EDTA whole blood (on ice pack) along with 2 FRESHLY made blood smears. Wrap the blood smears so that they stay dry, and are not in direct contact with the ice pack. Specimens should be sent by overnight express.
HEMATOLOGYCBC, Mammalian without DifferentialMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL EDTA (purple top tube) or heparinized (green top tube) whole blood.

Purple top tube is preferred for most mammalian species.
All mammalian species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 4 hours
STAT: 90 minutes
In Hospital: LCBCW
Outside: call to inquire
STAT: LCBCWS
ADVIA 120 Automated Hematology System
HEMATOLOGYCBC, PROCYTEAs needed in Emergency & Critical Care and Oncology1 mL EDTA (purple top tube) or heparinized (green top tube) whole Blood + 2-3 slides.

Purple top tube is preferred for most mammalian species.
All mammalian species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 4 hoursIn Hospital: LPCBC
Outside: call to inquire
IDEXX ProcyteNote: Test is performed by Veterinary Technician staff in each department.
HEMATOLOGYCOOMBS TESTMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.1 mL EDTA whole blood (purple top tube) preferred, heparinized whole blood (green top tube) is also acceptedCanine, Feline, EquineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-4 hoursIn Hospital: LDCO
Outside: LDCOO
Direct Antiglobulin TestTest is only available for CN, FE and EQ on day shift. Sample may be taken from the remainder of a CBC if received. Samples stable for 48 hours stored refrigerated. Clinician should specify whether test is to be run at 37° C or 4°C. NOTE: Test is not valid if patient is auto-agglutinating.
HEMATOLOGYCROSSMATCH-MAJOR & MINOR (1-3 DONORS)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) + 0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube) from each donor & patientFeline and EquineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-4 hours
STAT: 1 hour
In Hospital: LCM
Outside: LCMO
STAT: LCMS

Cross Match-Additional Donors:
In Hospital: LADCM
Outside: LADCMO
STAT: LADCMS
Agglutination AssayFor a major & minor cross match SERUM AND EDTA Whole Blood are REQUIRED FROM BOTH THE PATIENT AND ALL DONORS. Minimum Volumes of Serum samples are at least 1 ml from the patient, and 0.5 ml from the donors. A couple of drops of EDTA Whole Blood are needed from patient and each donor.
HEMATOLOGYCROSSMATCH-MAJOR ONLYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) + 0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube) from each donor & patientCanine, feline, equineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-4 hours
STAT: 1 hour
In Hospital: LMCM
Outside: LMCMO
STAT: LMCMS

Cross Match-Additional Donors:
In Hospital: LADCM
Outside: LADCMO
STAT: LADCMS

Combined Test: Blood Typing-Canine DEA 1.1 and Major Crossmatch STAT: LDMCM
Agglutination AssayPerformed when the clinician wants to give packed RBCs only. Samples needed are Serum and EDTA Whole Blood from the Patient, and EDTA Whole Blood only from the Donors (no serum needed from the donors).
HEMATOLOGYCROSSMATCH-MINOR ONLYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) + 0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube) from each donor & patientFeline and EquineRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-4 hours
STAT: 1 hour
In Hospital: LMICM
Outside: LMICMO
STAT: LMICMS

Cross Match-Additional Donors:
In Hospital: LADCM
Outside: LADCMO
STAT: LADCMS
Agglutination AssayPerformed when the clinician wants to give plasma or platelet-rich plasma only. Samples needed are Serum and EDTA Whole Blood from the Patient, and Serum only from the Donors (no EDTA whole blood needed from the donors).
HEMATOLOGYCROSSMATCH-MAJOR & MINOR, WARMMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) + 0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube) from each donor & patientFeline and EquineRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-4 hoursIn Hospital: LCMW
Outside: call to inquire

Cross Match-Additional Donors:
In Hospital: LADCM
Outside: LADCMO
STAT: LADCMS
Agglutination AssayThis test is performed at approximately 37 ? C
HEMATOLOGYCROSSMATCH-MAJOR WARMMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1 mL serum (red top tube, tiger top tube, gold top tube) + 0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube) from each donor & patientCanine, feline, equineRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 2-4 hoursIn Hospital: LCMWM
Outside: call to inquire

Cross Match-Additional Donors:
In Hospital: LADCM
Outside: LADCMO
STAT: LADCMS
Agglutination AssayThis test is performed at approximately 37 ? C
HEMATOLOGYDIFFERENTIAL (LEUKOCYTE) ONLYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL of EDTA whole blood in a purple top tube or heparinized whole blood in a green top tube and 2-3 blood slidesAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 2-4 hours
STAT: 1 hour
In Hospital: LDIFF
Outside: LDIFFO
STAT: LDIFFS
Manual Slide ReviewNo Charge if request accompanies a CBC with Differential. This test is ordered for manual leukocyte differential and morphology. Erythrocyte and platelet parameters are not reported.
HEMATOLOGYHEAT PRECIPITATED PROTEIN/FIBRINOGENMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube) or heparinized (green top tube) whole bloodAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 30-60 minutes
STAT: < 30 minutes
In Hospital: LFIBR
Outside: LFIBRO
STAT: LFIBRS
HEMATOLOGYHEINZ BODIESMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL EDTA whole blood in purple top tube or 1-2 slidesAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-2 hoursIn Hospital: LHEIN
Outside: LHEINO
Manual Slide Review
HEMATOLOGYHEMATOCRIT (PCV, HCT)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 30-60 minutes
STAT: < 30 minutes
In Hospital: LPCV
Outside: LPCVO
STAT: LPCVS
ADVIA 120 Hematology System and Manual Slide Review
HEMATOLOGYIRON (PRUSSIAN BLUE) STAINMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
slidesAll species acceptedRoom temperatureN/ARoutine: 2-4 hoursIn Hospital: LPBManual Slide Review
HEMATOLOGYNEW METHYLENE BLUE STAINMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
slidesAll species acceptedRoom temperatureN/ARoutine: 2-4 hoursIn Hospital: LNMTHBLManual Slide Review
HEMATOLOGYPLASMA PROTEINMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube) or heparinized blood (green top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 30-60 minutes
STAT: <30 minutes
In Hospital: LPPRO
Outside: LPPROO
STAT: LPPROS
Screening test (included with CBC) performed by specific gravity.
HEMATOLOGYPLATELET COUNTMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube)All species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 30-60 minutes
STAT: <30 minutes (if manual count is needed, then ?60 minutes)
In Hospital: LPLT
Outside: LPLTO
STAT: LPLTS
HEMATOLOGYPT AND PTT (COAGULATION PANEL)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
1.5 mL sodium citrated plasma (light blue top tube)All species acceptedFrozenShip on dry iceRoutine: 2-4 hours
STAT: <30 minutes (if manual count is needed, then ?60 minutes)
PT and PTT:
In Hospital: LCOAG
Outside: LCOAGO
STAT: LCOAGS

PT only:
In Hospital: LPT
Outside: LPTO
STAT: LPTS

PTT only:
In Hospital: LPTT
Outside: LPTTO
STAT: LPTTS
Sodium Citrate tubes must be 90% filled to be acceptable. Samples collected at outside facilities should either be brought to the VMC Clinical Pathology lab on wet ice immediately, or spun down and the plasma separated to a plastic tube, frozen, and sent on dry ice overnight by Fed Ex.
HEMATOLOGYRETICULOCYTE COUNTMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL EDTA blood (purple top tube) or heparinized blood (green top tube) or slidesAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 1-4 hours
STAT: 1-2 hours
In Hospital: LRTC
Outside: LRTCO
STAT: LRTCS
Reticulocyte counts are usually done on whole blood up to 24 hours old, but may also be done on blood smears if very fresh, unfixed, and thin.
HEMATOLOGYFULL BLOOD FILM REVIEW (SLIDE ONLY)Monday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL EDTA whole blood (purple top tube) or slidesAll species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbientRoutine: 2-4 hoursIn Hospital: LBFRSO
Outside: LBFRSOO
Manual slide reviewThis test is ordered if a sample is too limited for complete analysis or for manual morphologic assessment of pertinent hematologic abnormalities (e.g. leukemia).  Reported results may include leukocyte and platelet slide estimate, leukocyte differential, and descriptive assessment of morphologic findings of all three cell lines.
HEMATOLOGYWRIGHT-GIEMSA SLIDE STAINMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Call
All species acceptedRoom temperatureAmbientIn Hospital (Batch): LWGB

In Hospital (Single): LWGS
Manual slide review
URINALYSISURINALYSISMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
6 mL urine preferred, 2mL requiredAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 3-4 hoursIn Hospital: LUR
Outside: LURO

Wellness Plan: WP3030
Submit a separate aliquot for potential culture. Please indicate if collected by free catch or by cystocentesis.
URINALYSISURINALYSIS MULTISTIX STRIP ONLYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
All species acceptedRefrigerateN/ARoutine: 1 hourIn Hospital: LURMSManual Strip ReadUrine Multistix strip only, no additional testing will be performed. The following tests are performed by the Multistix method: Bilirubin, Blood, Glucose, Ketones, pH, and Protein
URINALYSISURINALYSIS, SEDIMENT ONLYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
1 mL urineAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 3-4 hourIn Hospital: LURSED
Outside: LURSEDO
On small volume samples use this code for microscopic exam only
URINALYSISSULFOSALICYLIC ACID (SSA) ONLYMonday-Friday 8am-5:30pm
Submit by 4pm for Same Day Results (Clinical)
Submit by 12pm for Same Day Results (Research)
After Hours: Not available
0.5 mL of urine supernatantAll species acceptedRefrigerateShip on cold packs overnightRoutine: 3-4 hourIn Hospital: LUSSA