Pre-Purchase Drug Screen - PPDS
Sample Details: 1) Heparinized plasma (preferred), EDTA plasma, or serum; 2) Heparinized or EDTA whole blood
Comment: Do not use gel activator clot tubes (tiger top, red/gray). Keep cold in shipment. Do not freeze whole blood. Plasma and serum may be frozen if cells are first spun down and plasma/serum transferred to a clean red top collection tube. If requesting STAT (same day processing) please call ahead to verify availability and provide shipment tracking information to Lab.
Lab Section: Toxicology
Description: Identification of acidic and basic drugs (see Test Interpretations tab for list). Quantitation is not currently available.
Min Sample Volume: 1) 8 ml plasma/serum; 2) 16-20 ml whole blood. If minimum volume requirements are not met, Lab will complete a partial drug screen of Acidic-Extracted Drugs and (if sample permits) acepromazine, xylazine, and detomidine at reduced cost.
Collection Container: Heparinized tube(s) or EDTA, no gel clots; or red top tube with transferred heparinized plasma/serum, labeled accordingly.
Coolant: Refrigerate. Ship for next day delivery in insulated container with freezer pack(s).
Test Target: Analyte
Test Days: M-F
Test Turnaround (business days): 2-3 days