Vitamin D, toxicity profile (PTH, Ca, vit D)
Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume1) 1.5 mL serum, or 2) 1.5 mL heparinized plasma.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection Protocol1) Collect blood into a red-top tube. Allow serum to clot at room temp for 30 to 60 min prior to separation. Centrifuge to separate serum from the clot. Transfer serum into leakproof tube. Refrigerate sample until shipment. Avoid exposure to light. 2) Heparinized plasma (not EDTA) is also acceptable. SAMPLE: 1.5 mL of a fasting serum sample, centrifuged within the first hour. Animal should be fasted prior to collection. Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.
This test is sent to an external laboratory. Profile includes PTH, ionized calcium, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Interpretation of results by veterinary endocrinologist automatically included. Shipping (test code: xtrnu) and handling (test code: xhand) fees are also applicable on each submission. External test price is subject to change.