Test Information

To locate information on a particular test, click on the relevant letter and follow the trail. eg To find information on sample requirements, test availability and turnaround time for FeLV, click on "F" and then click on the relevant test (FeLV soluble Ag or FeLV IFA).

To download a copy of our lab request form please click link below:

Lab Request Form


Zinc - large animals
Suitable Sample:
  • LH
  • Tissue - liver if deficiency suspected
  • Tissue - liver or kidney if excess is suspected
Unsuitable Sample:
  • PC, EDTA
  • Samples in vacutainers are not suitable as the stoppers contain zinc
Minimum Sample Size:
  • 10 mL whole blood
  • 100 gm fresh tissue (can be frozen)
Turnaround Time:
  • 2 weeks

 

Request/Test Included in:
  • Request test

 

Comments:
  • Samples in vacutainers are not suitable as the stoppers contain zinc.

 

Internal Use Only: {Notes for Internal Use}
Internal Codes: N/A
Internal Laboratory: Dep't of Ag WA
Internal Test Volume: 2 mL plasma
Zinc - small animals, birds
Suitable Sample:
  • LH
  • PC
Unsuitable Sample:
  • EDTA
  • Samples in vacuatainers are not suitable as the stoppers contain zinc
Minimum Sample Size:
  • 1 ml whole blood

 

Turnaround Time:
  • Approximately 3 days

 

Request/Test Included in:
  • Request test

 

Comments:
  • Samples in vacuatainers are not suitable as the stoppers contain zinc.

 

Internal Use Only: Run 2 or 3 times a week (possibly Monday, but check)
Internal Codes: X04
Internal Laboratory: WDP .... need to check on any specific requirements
Internal Test Volume: 250 uL serum or LH plasma??