None if serum or plasma is separated. Cold pack otherwise.
Plastic or glass tube
Label all samples. For multiple samples, number the tubes consecutively in order using a permanent marker. Include a list of sample names/numbers with submittal form. Place the tubes in consecutive numerical order in cardboard boxes designated for tubes. Do not submit loose in bags.
Samples must be received in the testing lab/location by 3 PM, 1 business day before the scheduled test day.
Testing for Brucella abortus can be performed at TVMDL on bovine, caprine, cervid, equine, ovine, and porcine for any purposes except the following regulatory testing:
Certified Brucellosis Free Herd of Cattle in Texas*