Because a client-patient-veterinarian relationship is important for interpretation of pathology findings in light of clinical findings and ultimately for providing the best care for the animal, all specimens must either be submitted through a veterinarian or have prior authorization.
Submission materials including personalized accession forms, formalin biopsy jars, postage paid mailing boxes, slide holders, and small biopsy tissue cassettes are available at your request.
Sample collection and packaging
- Label your formalin containers immediately! A small number of submissions do get separated from their submission forms resulting in unclaimed and unprocessed samples.
- Do not put large samples in narrow-mouth containers. Formalin fixation causes samples to be less flexible, making it difficult to remove them from the container later.
- Please don’t drop large masses on top of your small, fragile tissue samples. Place smaller samples in a tissue cassette (we can supply these) or in a red top blood collection tube filled with formalin.
- Place the lid on the formalin jar and then use the wax sealer to cover the entire top of the jar, this helps seal the jar and prevents formalin leaks.