FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

How much blood is required? Should I send multiples samples if multiple tests are being done?
Please try to fill your blood collection tubes, with at least 2 mL of blood or 1 mL of serum. One blood sample should be enough to run all the tests we offer.

What days are tests run?
All tests are ran once per week. Pregnancy and CAE are ran on Tuesday, CL on Wednesday, Johne's and BLV on Thursday.

How long until results are returned?
It can take as many as 9 days for testing to be completed and results to be emailed. All testing must be completed before results are released.

Should I ship my samples with an ice pack?
Depends. If you are shipping samples for pregnancy only, samples do not need to be kept cool. However, if you are sending samples for any disease testing we recommend sending with an ice pack and shipping fast enough that samples arrive still cold.

Who should I use for shipping?
We accept packages from all shippers. USPS is usually the least expensive, but are less reliable. UPS and FedEx are often more expensive but also more reliable if timing of delivery is important.

Do you accept packages on Saturday?
Although we are closed on Saturdays we do accept deliveries. Unfortunately Saturday delivery is only available with USPS. FedEx and UPS do not offer Saturday delivery to our rural location.

Which day should I ship samples?
Any day for shipping is fine. Samples are put into the testing lineup the day after arrival. If all testing is not completed in the first week samples are stored appropriately over the weekend to finish testing the following week.