BLOOD SAMPLE HANDLING:
For all species
Collect either serum or plasma.
Send serum or plasma only, in a clean, labeled vial.
Serum separator tubes are NOT recommended.
A volume of 2 mL of plasma or serum is sufficient for most assays.
FSH and LH require at least 3 mL.
Sera or plasma should be harvested as soon as possible.
Hemolysis should be minimal.
If you cannot separate the serum from red cells, you should ship it as quickly as possible using a cold pack to prevent hemolysis.
Ice packs are NOT necessary when sending serum or plasma samples, except for ACTH test.
Include completed Hormone Assay Request Form [MS/Doc] [.PDF file].
Please, put up to five samples per form when
submitting multiple samples in the same shipment.
We will contact you by fax or phone with the results as they are completed. Most assays are completed the day we receive the sample.
If you are sending samples from a foreign country please include our Import Permit [.PDF file].