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AVS Laboratory provides laboratory testing for dogs, cats, horses, exotic animals and a variety of farm animal species. We offer a wide range of clinical tests to assist veterinarians diagnose the complex range of maladies that affect animals, and monitor patients while they are being treated. Our tests include hematology, serology, biochemistry, microbiology, coagulation profiles, urinalysis, cytology, toxicology, and parasitology and blood electrolyte analysis.

AVS Laboratory was established with the purpose of providing animal-specific diagnostic testing for the veterinarian. All the equipment we use is designed to perform standardized laboratory tests on animal specimens……. and there is no other way to get accurate laboratory data from domestic animals.

Our ultimate goal is your complete confidence and satisfaction. From specimen pick-up, to test performance, to the reporting of results, our courteous and efficient staff and support personnel aim to deliver the highest level of laboratory service possible.

Criteria for Blood Specimen Collection & Storage prior to Laboratory Analysis

General Considerations

    1. Ensure all samples are appropriately labeled.
    2. All samples must be accompanied by a requisition form, indicating:
      1. Name, Age, Species, Breed and Sex of Patient
      2. Name of Owner
      3. Name of Doctor
      4. Test(s) requested
      5. Clinical summary/data or Suspected Condition
      6. Date & Time sample was taken
    3. Select the appropriate tube for the test required..
    4. Use lowest gauge needle appropriate for species and select largest peripheral vein for draw..
    5. Allow vacuum (for evacuated tubes) to gently pull sample into tube..
    6. Use good technique to draw and transfer sample to avoid hemolysis (minimum force)..
    7. Ensure adequate volume of sample to anticoagulant ratio..
    8. Gently invert anticoagulated tubes 4 - 5 times immediately after sample collection to mix sample with anticoagulant (sample should be free of clots)..
    9. Generally, samples should arrive at lab within 4 hours of collection, however if there is a delay, samples should be stored between 2 – 8 °C for up to 24 hrs..
    10. If > 24 hr. delay expected or for Glucose or Lactate determination, serum and plasma should be separated from cells quickly and stored at -20 °C for up to 1 week..
    11. Samples for Bilirubin determination & Urinalysis should be protected from light.

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