CSPR can help you get more data from your in vivo research project by providing clinical pathology analysis of biospecimens and connecting you with research animal pathology services.

Services


CPSR hematology options are available for samples processed with EDTA or lithium heparin anticoagulant.Hematology Machine

 

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Manual differential
  • Red cell agglutination
  • Packed cell volume (PCV)

 

≥ 50uL of whole, unclotted blood in either EDTA (preferred), or lithium heparin anticoagulant, each.  Refrigerated samples are acceptable up to 7 days after collection.

Hematology Stats

 

  • Single parameters:  BUN, CREA, ALP, ALT, PHOS, GGT, TBIL, AST, GLU, TP, ALB, Ca, Mg, NH3, TRIG, LIP, AMY, CK, URIC, CHOL, TCO2, LDH.

≥ 14 uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma, each.

 

  • 6-chem: ALP, ALT, BUN, CREA GLU, TP

    ≥90 uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma

     

  • Kidney function panel: ALB, BUN, CREA, Ca, PHOS, TP

    ≥90 uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma

     

  • Liver function panel: ALB, ALP, ALT, GGT, GLU, TBIL

    ≥90 uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma

     

  • 12-chem: ALP, ALT, BUN, CREA, GLU, TP, TBIL, ALB, PHOS, Ca CHOL, GGT

    ≥ 180 uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma.

     

  • Electrolyte panel: Na, K, Cl

≥ 45uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma.

 

Note: average serum/plasma ratio to whole blood, is approximately 1:1 in healthy animals.

 

 

 

 

Blood Chemistry Machine

 

Blood Chemistry Stats

Cell cytology analysis available for exudate, smear impressions, red, white and platelet cell visual inspection and cavity fluid examination.

Add cytospin technology to increase cell yield from hypocellular samples like lavage fluid or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

 

Cytology MicroscopeCytology Cells

  • Complete: Specific gravity, glucose, bilirubin, ketone, blood (hemolyzed), pH, protein, urobilinogen, nitrite, leukocyte, sedimentation exam

    ≥ .5 mL fresh urine submitted within 2 hours of collection.  Do not refrigerate. 

  • Partial: any combination of the above parameters.  Contact the lab to discuss order of importance.

 

Sedimentation examination analysis:

Urinalysis Services

Adequate and proper sample collection is critical for successful laboratory analysis. Please contact the lab for project planning assistance.

 

Please note, blood collection tubes should ideally be no larger than 1.3 mL.  Contact the lab for ordering information.

 

Hematological analysis:

Complete blood count (CBC)

Manual differential count

Red cell agglutination

Packed cell volume (PCV)

 

  • Each analysis requires  ≥ 50uL of whole, unclotted blood collected into EDTA (preferred) or lithium heparin blood collection tubes.
  • Samples must be refrigerated (never frozen), and submitted for analysis within 7 days after collection.

Blood Chemistry Analysis:

  • Centrifugation (with removal of serum or plasma from red cell pellet), should take place within 20 minute after collection.
  • Serum or plasma can then be transferred into Eppendorf™ (or any other non-additive) tubes, refrigerated and submitted for analysis within 7 days after collection.  
  • Serum or plasma can also be frozen at -70° for storage purposes.

 

12-chem: ALP, ALT, BUN, CREA, GLU, TP, TBIL, ALB, PHOS, Ca CHOL, GGT

≥ 180 uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma.

 

6-chem: ALP, ALT, BUN, CREA GLU, TP

Kidney function panel: ALB, BUN, CREA, Ca, PHOS, TP

Liver function panel: ALB, ALP, ALT, GGT, GLU, TBIL

≥90 uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma

 

Single parameters:  BUN, CREA, ALP, ALT, PHOS, GGT, TBIL, AST, GLU, TP, ALB, Ca, Mg, NH3, TRIG, LIP, AMY, CK, URIC, CHOL, TCO2, LDH

≥ 14 uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma, each.

 

Electrolytes: Na, K, Cl

≥ 45 uL of serum (no additive) or lithium heparin plasma.

 

Note: average serum/plasma ratio to whole blood, is approximately 1:1 in healthy animals.  Ie: one mL of whole blood will yield .5 mL serum or plasma. 

 

Serum and plasma must be separated into Eppendorf™ (or any non-additive) tubes via centrifugation, within 20 minutes of collection. Refrigerated samples are acceptable up to 7 days after collection. Samples may also be frozen at -70° for long term storage purposes.

 

Urinalysis:

· Complete: Specific gravity, glucose, bilirubin, ketone, blood (hemolyzed), pH, protein, urobilinogen, nitrite, leukocyte, sedimentation exam

≥ .5 mL fresh urine submitted within 2 hours of collection. Do not refrigerate.

· Partial: any combination of the above parameters. Contact the lab to discuss order of importance.

Comparative Pathology Shared Resources Clinical Laboratory 

Office of Laboratory Animal Resources

RC1 North, Anschutz Medical Campus

Anschutz Medical Campus

 

Contact: P: 303.724.9729 | C: 303.870.7156

Email: cpsr@cuanschutz.edu

Hours: M, Tu, Th, F  7am to 4pm by appointment.  Wednesday: submissions only 

Assistance with sample collection is available through OLAR Veterinary Services

Contact CPSR for free project consultation with an OLAR veterinarian and customization options. Additional services may be available by request.

Clinical Pathology FY 2020-2021 Rates


Clinical Services
Single Analyte *Per Event$12.60
6 - ChemPer Event$37.80
12 - ChemPer Event$57.75
Electrolyte PanelPer Event$18.90
Hand Sample - 15 microliters *Per Event$25.00
Complete Blood CountPer Event$26.25
Complete Blood Count w/ differentialPer Event$31.25
Manual DifferentialPer Event$35.00
Micro Vol CBC -20 microliters *Per Event$30.00
CSU Cytology EvalPer Event$25.00
Blood GasPer Event$33.60
Urinalysis & SedimentPer Event$31.50
Cytospin AnalysisPer Event$29.40
Fecal ova ParasitePer Event$18.90
Manual PCVPer Event$5.25
Saline AgglutinationPer Event$9.05
Hemosiderin Urine TestPer Event$18.09
Veterinarian Services
Veterinarian FeePer Hour$96.41
Technician FeePer Hour$40.49

*Please contact the lab for project management

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