Specimen: Whole blood
Container: Citrate (blue top)
Collect blood with a minimum of trauma so coagulation cascade is not triggered, preferably from the jugular so a good flow is ensured. Fill the tube to the level indicated on the blood tube.
Special handling/shipping requirements:
Deliver to laboratory as soon as possible because it has to be spun and frozen as soon as possible.
General information about the disease:
Suspected in young dogs with history of haemorrhage and in which other causes have been ruled out.
General information about when this test is indicated:
Where there is unexplained haemorrhage in young dogs and where other causes have been ruled out. The sample is subcontracted to an external laboratory for testing.
Genetic testing is available via www.orivet.com.au. Contact Orivet directly if you wish to carry out this testing.