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Animal

Important Note

We do not knowingly accept live animals and inquiries should be met with "Call animal control." Rabies hot line is 206-418-5500. Have the MD call.

Clinical System Name

None

Synonyms

Bird
Dead Animal
Rabies
Rat
Squirrel

Sample Requirements

Specimen: See Comments

Container(s): See Comments

Preferred Vol: Dead animal

Minimum Vol:

 

Note: Animals associated with an injury to children may be submitted as specimens to our laboratory prior to being sent to the public health laboratory for detailed investigation.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: None specified

Storage location:The bag containing the dead animal should be secured with a biohazard bag and not opened awaiting the public health service laboratories instructions on how to ship or pick up. Have the patient's attending MD contact the public health authorities. In off hours, the biohazard bag should be frozen at -20 degrees and instructions left for day shift sendouts to contact the public health service.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
See comments Room temp  
  Refrigerated  
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N    None specified

 

Performing Laboratory

None specified

Department

Department:  

Phone Number

Reference Range

None specified
 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

CPT

Special Instructions

Links to:

Consent Forms

Algorithms

Requisition

Req

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: None specified
Reference Test Number: None specified
Instructions: