Forms and Guidelines
- A Clinical Laboratory Sample Submission form (fillable pdf) must be included with each laboratory submission.
- Clearly indicate which test(s) are requested, as listed in the test menu. Please note: Certain tests require alternate submission forms, listed below by laboratory.
- NOTE: All laboratory requests and submissions must be made by a veterinarian, and results will only be released to a veterinarian. We cannot accept laboratory submissions directly from animal owners.
- Testing specifics, such as shipping conditions, sample requirements, and turn-around-times can be found under the test menu.
- Ship all samples overnight via FedEx or UPS, Monday - Thursday only. Do not send overnight shipments on Fridays or Thursdays before holiday weekends.
- FedEx Reduced Price Shipping Program is available to veterinarians and veterinary clinics.
- All international shipments require a copy of our Import Permit (pdf).
Shipping & mailing address:UC Davis VMTH
Central Laboratory Receiving, Rm 1033
1 Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616
- OFA Thyroid Testing - VMTH OFA Submission form (fillable pdf) and OFA Application form (fillable pdf) - each sample must be accompanied by both forms; one for our laboratory, the other for the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.
- 24-hour Urine Uric Acid Submission Form (Instructions) (submission form - fillable pdf)
- Endocrinology Sample Collection Guidelines (pdf)
- Coagulation Sample Collection Guidelines (pdf)
- Chemistry Reference Intervals (pdf)
- Effects of Hemolysis, Icterus, Lipemia (pdf), Index Values (pdf)
- Clinical Research website - Guidelines (pdf)
- If you are interested in lab work for research, but aren't certain what tests to order or if you need a price quote, please submit a Research Inquiry Form (fillable pdf).
- Study Registration Form (fillable pdf) - A Study Registration form must be submitted and approved before samples are submitted.
- Sample Submission Form (fillable pdf) - The Sample Submission form must accompany all research sample submission to the VMTH Clinical Laboratories.
- CBC Sample Submission Guidelines (pdf)
- Equine Blood Typing/Antibody Screen Sample Submission Form (fillable pdf), Information (pdf)
- Blood Smear Preparation Guideline (pdf)
- Import Permit (pdf)
- CBC Reference Intervals (pdf)
Immunology & Virology
- Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) - SarcoFluor™and NeoFluor™ IFA testing - Instructions and Sample Submission Form (fillable pdf)
- Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) - SarcoFluor™and NeoFluor™ IFA testing Results Interpretation (pdf)
- Koi herpesvirus (KHV) Serology Sample Submission Form (fillable pdf)
- Modified Stoll's Centrifugation Flotation form (pdf)