Cytology – Fluid analysis

Preferred Sample

Fluid (synovial, peritoneal, thoracic, pericardial, bursal) in EDTA and sterile serum tube (RTT), (0.5 ml minimum)

Fee

$30

Acceptable Samples

Fluid in RTT only (0.5 ml minimum)

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

Same day results if received by 1:00 p.m.

Description

Pathologist evaluation of fluid samples submitted for cytology. Includes estimated manual cell count, gross description of the fluid, a total protein.

Species

Bovine | Canine | Feline | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

Ship samples on ice. Never submit a syringe with a needle attached.