Rabbit & Rodent Diagnostic Associates

Blood Collection Tips

The order of blood collection when using the Microtainer System will be to collect specimens using non-anticoagulation tubes first to avoid contamination of anticoagulants into tubes not containing them. The exception or alternative method of collection would be as follows: When blood is placed into tubes after removing the tube tops, or if needle on syringe is removed or replaced with a new needle, and care is taken not to cross contaminate, anticoagulated tubes may be filled first. Specimen quantity is SOP or protocol specific. The draw order is as follows:

Blood Collection Guidelines

To figure total blood volume for an animal (rabbit, sheep, etc.): For mice:
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