Referring DVM/Outside Clinics: Do I need to have an account in order to send a sample?
No. When our Central Labs Receiving team receives the sample, they will check our system for an existing account. If one doesn’t exist they will create one. Please be sure to fill out CURRENT Submission forms https://labs.vetmed.ufl.edu/submission-forms/ Complete all sections including your billing address, phone number(s) and email address. If is not listed on the submission form, please contact our office to verify that testing is currently being offered by our diagnostic labs.
What is the best sample?
Sample requirements for specific tests are described here. We are happy to provide guidance about appropriate samples for submission; our team will either answer your question or connect you with the person that can best answer your questions. Contact Central Labs Receiving office at (352) 294-4726, or email us at email@example.com.
Can a sample sit over the weekend?
Tissue fixed in formalin can be stored at ambient temperatures indefinitely. However, other samples may only be viable for 24-48 hours and may be difficult to interpret. Our Central Labs Receiving Department and the UFVH Mailroom are CLOSED on weekends and holidays, please keep this in mind when shipping us your samples. Ship your samples so they are guaranteed to be at our facility no later than Thursdays at 2:30pm.
I am an owner, can I submit laboratory samples from my pet?
No, we only accept samples directly from veterinarians; our laboratory tests require their expertise to be interpreted properly.