Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD) sample submission

Samples must be submitted by a veterinarian and must be frozen until shipped. Ship overnight on ice packs. UGA does not have weekend delivery so make sure we receive the package on Tuesday through Friday! Please include as much history and clinical information as possible.

Whole blood (100 ul minimum): Collect in EDTA tube and immediately FREEZE;

Feces/cloacal swab: Collect and immediately FREEZE;

Serum (100 ul minimum): Separate from the clot, place in separate tube (very important!)*, and FREEZE;

*PLEASE NOTE: Serum must be placed in a separate container (completely removed from the clot). Unseparated specimens will be rejected.

Tissues: Collect and immediately FREEZE.