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Haematology

HaematologySpecimen Requirement
Complete Cell Count (CBC)1ml EDTA blood
Blood Smear Interpretation2 slides (air dried)
CBC with Blood Smear Interpretation by Pathologist2 slides (air dried) + 1ml EDTA blood
Blood Parasite Screen (air dried smear from the ear tip)2 slides, air dried
Reticulocytes Count (including CBC)1ml EDTA blood
Heartworm Screen air dried smear from the ear tip
Canine Anemia Panel (Full CBC, reticulocyte count, blood smear, reviewed by pathologist, Babesia spp. and Ehrlichia spp. q-PCR, Coombs test)2 ml EDTA Sample and smear (in severely anemic patients, please send 3 ml for adequate cellularity of the sample)
Canine Anaemia Panel without CBC2 ml EDTA Sample and smear (in severely anemic patients, please send 3 ml for adequate cellularity of the sample)
Feline Anaemia Panel ((Full CBC, reticulocyte count, blood smear reviewed by pathologist, Mycoplasma haemofelis, Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum, Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis q-PCR, FeLV
PCR, FIV PCR, Coombs test)
2 ml EDTA Sample and smear (in severely anemic patients, please send 3 ml for adequate cellularity of the sample)
Feline Anaemia Panel without CBC2 ml EDTA Sample and smear (in severely anemic patients, please send 3 ml for adequate cellularity of the sample)
Serum Biochemistry ProfilesSpecimen Requirement
Comprehensive Diagnostic Profile
14 parameters include albumin (ALB), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine transaminase (ALT), amylase (AMY), urea (BUN), calcium (Ca), creatinine (CREA), globulin (GLOB), glucose (GLU), potassium (K), sodium (Na), phosphate (PHOS), total bilirubin (TBIL), total protein (TP)
0.5 ml Lithium Heparin whole blood or 0.5 ml Serum
Urine AnalysisSpecimen Rquirement
Urinalysis (dip stick and sediment) (Turnaround time: 1 day)10ml urine in sterile container
Urine Protein: Creatinine Ratio (Turnaround time: 5-7 working days)2ml urine in container
Urine Cortisol: Creatinine Ratio (Turnaround time: 5-7 working days)1ml urine in container
Crystallographic Stone Analysis (Turnaround time: 2-10 working days)Washed and dried stone in urine pot bottle (No liquid added)
Faecal AnalysisSpecimen Rquirement
Faecal Sedimentation (Turnaround time: 2 working days)5g stool in sterile container
Faecal Flotation (Turnaround time: 2 working days)5g stool in sterile container
Faecal Occult Blood (Turnaround time: 2 working days)5g stool in sterile container
BiochemistryWorking DaysSpecimen Requirement
Insulin7 - 10 days1ml serum
Insulin Antibodies7 - 10 days1ml serum
Fructosamine5 - 6 days1ml serum
B121 - 2 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum
B12 and Folate1 - 2 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum
B12, Folate, TLI (Canine)1 - 2 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum
B12, Folate, TLI (Feline)7 - 10 daysB12 Folate: 1ml serum or Hep Plasma; TLI: 1ml serum (12 hr fast)
TLI (Canine)1 - 2 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum
TLI (Feline)7 - 10 days1ml serum (12 hr fast)
Canine IBD Test10 - 14 days1ml serum
Quantitative Spec. cPLi10 - 14 days1ml serum (12 hr fast)
Quantitative Spec. fPLi10 - 14 days1ml serum (12 hr fast)
Bile Acids5 - 7 days1ml fasted sample serum
Bile Acids Stimulation5 - 7 days1 ml Fasted sample serum, 1 ml
post 2hrs feeding
Cholesterol5 - 7 days1ml serum
Triglycerides5 - 7 days1ml serum
SDMA (Symmetric Dimethylarginine)5 - 7 days1ml serum
Ionized Calcium7 - 10 days1 ml serum transported frozen or cold
Serum Iron5 - 7 days0.5ml serum
Aldosterone11 - 14 days1 ml serum or EDTA plasma
Vitamin D 14 - 21 days1ml serum
Albumin5 - 7 days0.5ml serum or EDTA or Hep plasma
Taurine14 - 18 days1ml EDTA or Hep plasma in plastic tube - refrigerate or freeze
AdrenocorticalWorking DaysSpecimen Requirement
Cortisol1 - 2 days1ml serum
ACTH stimulation1 - 2 days1ml serum x 2. Label samples clearly. Collect basal sample between 9am and 10am and immediately inject 0.25 mg synthetic ACTH (Synacten) I/V or I/M. Take second blood sample one hour later.
Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test1 - 2 days1ml serum, draw baseline blood sample in plain tube for serum. Inject 0.015 mg/kg of dexamethasone intramuscularly or intravenously. Collect additional blood samples at 4 and 8 hours later.
High Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test1 - 2 days1ml serum, draw baseline blood sample in plain tube for serum. Inject 0.1 mg/kg of dexamethasone intramuscularly or intravenously. Collect additional blood samples at 4 and 8 hours later.
Pre Vetoryl Cortisol1 - 2 days1 ml serum
Trilostane (Vetoryl) treatment monitoring1 - 2 days1 ml baseline serum and 1 ml 2-4 hr post-serum
Endogenous ACTH7 - 12 days1 ml frozen plasma
17 OH progesterone7 - 10 days1ml serum x2. Same as ACTH stimulation protocol
Sex Alopecia Profile (Canine)14 - 21 days2 ml serum x4. Collect baseline serum sample (2 ml), Adminster dexamethasone at 0.1 mg/kg (I/V). Take a post-DEX serum sample 4 hours later and 8 hours later. Following the 8 hours post-Dex collection, administer 2.0 synthetic ACTH (Cortrosyn) at 5 μg/kg (I/V), and collect post-ACTH serum sample (2 ml ) 1 hr later. Use of synthetic ACTH (I/V) is preferred method however if using ACTH gel administer 2.0 IU/kg (I/M) and post-ACTH serum sample (2 ml) 2hrs later Or 2 ml serum of baseline and 2ml serum of post-1 hr ACTH
Sex Alopecia Profile (Feline)14 - 21 days1.5 ml Serum x3 Baseline serum, Post- 3740 30 min ACTH and Post- 1 hr ACTH
ThyroidWorking DaysSpecimen Requirement
Total T37 - 10 days1ml serum
Total T41 - 2 days1ml serum
Free T4 (Canine and Feline)1 - 2 days1ml serum or EDTA plasma
T4 Antibodies7 - 10 days0.5ml serum
TSH1 - 2 days0.5ml serum
T4/TSH1 - 2 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum
Thyroid Panel
(Free T4, TT4, TSH)
1 - 2 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum
Canine TRH Stimulation1 - 2 days1 ml serum x2. Collect basal blood sample. Inject TRH I/V slowly over one minute (1.5kg- 100μg TRH, 5-30kg- 200μg TRH, >30kg- 300μg TRH). Take second blood sample 4-6 hours later for post T4 concentration.
Feline TRH stimulation1 - 2 days1ml serum x2. Collect basal blood sample. Inject 0.1 mg TRH I/V slowly over one minute. Take second blood sample 4-6 hours later for post T4 concentration.
Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)10 - 14 days1ml frozen serum in plastic tube
PTHrp (Parathyroid hormone-related protein)10 - 14 days1ml frozen EDTA Plasma
Reproductive HormonesWorking DaysSpecimen Requirement
Oestradiol 10 - 14 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum
Progesterone5 - 7 days1ml serum in RT. Do not use serum separator
Testosterone7 - 10 days1ml serum in RT. Do not use serum separator
Therapeutic drug monitoringWorking DaysSpecimen Requirement
Digoxin1 - 2 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum Peak and trough specimens
Phenobarbitone5 - 7 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum Peak and trough specimens
Phenobarbitone x2 (pre / post dosing)5 - 7 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum Peak and trough specimens
Potassium Bromide5 - 7 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum
Levetiracetam (keppra)10 - 14 days2ml serum or Hep plasma
Zonisamide5 - 7 days0.5mL serum or EDTA or Hep plasma - NO Serum Separator tube used
Cyclosporine14 - 21 days2ml EDTA whole blood
Phenytoin1 - 2 days2ml clotted blood or 1ml serum
CardiacWorking DaysSpecimen Requirement
Troponin I10 - 14 days1ml serum
NT-Pro-BNP (Canine)5 - 7 days1ml EDTA plasma
NT-Pro-BNP (Feline)10 - 14 days1ml EDTA plasma
ToxicologyWorking DaysSpecimen Requirement
Lead10 - 14 days1 ml EDTA whole blood
Zinc10 - 14 days0.5 ml serum
Zinc + Lead10 - 14 daysLead: 1 ml EDTA whole blood
Zinc: 0.5 ml Serum
Cholinesterase7 - 10 days1ml serum
Oncology TestingWorking DaysSpecimen Requirement
Cadet BRAF & BRAF PLUS10 - 14 days40 ml urine (immediately transfer
to special urine bottle)
Metanephrine12 - 14 daysEDTA plasma or urine

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