Blood Sample Collection Instructions:
Blood can be collected by your veterinarian or a licensed veterinary technician and must be processed according to the instructions below. OptiGen does not supply a sampling kit, since your veterinarian will have the necessary supplies. Make an appointment to have a blood sample drawn early in the week to avoid shipping over the weekend. Inform the clinic in advance that the blood must be drawn into a small lavender (purple) topped vacutainer tube and that the blood MUST be unclotted.
Test Request Form
Complete the Test Request Form with all the required information on the dog to be tested. If more than one dog is being tested at the same time, complete a form for each dog even if they are from the same litter.
You may copy the completed form for your records.
UNCLOTTED Blood Sample
Supplies needed at clinic:
If blood is being collected from more than one dog, a new needle and syringe must be used for each dog. Each dog’s blood sample must be put in its own labeled tube and labeled plastic bag. Be certain that each label corresponds to the correct sample.
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