Samples collected in heparin are not appropriate for testing. Fresh liver can be tested, but should be interpreted with caution. If possible, submit a serum sample in addition to the liver sample. Place in a few drops of sterile saline with the sample to keep it moist. A negative result on a small tissue sample alone should be interpreted with caution.
Serum: red top tube or screw cap microcentrifuge tube. Samples collected in heparin are not appropriate for testing. EDTA whole blood: purple top EDTA blood collection tube. Liver: leak proof, unbreakable container. Place in a few drops of sterile saline with the sample to keep it moist.
Label all samples. Ship overnight on cold packs.
This test is performed at the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center in Ithaca, NY. Prices listed for tests performed outside TVMDL may not include referral lab accession fees and are subject to change without notice. A processing and forwarding fee is added to all referral tests. Turnaround times vary depending on shipping time and the referral lab's schedule.