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Nutrition

Effective November 19, 2012 

Note: The $10 accession fee will NOT apply to nutrition testing. All fees are in US $.

 

Note on days tested and turnaround times:  Samples must be received at least 1 business day before the scheduled testing day.  New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin.  Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time.  If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

 

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information. Please note the five-digit test code associated with nutrition tests and indicate this number on the submission form when requesting the test.

 

 

Acid Detergent FiberTest Code: 50240
Fee:  22.00

Specimen:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments: For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

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Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)Test Code: 50214
Fee:  50.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

0.25 ml serum

Shipping Container:

leakproof tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies
Turnaround Time:

varies
Comments:

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Ash, BoneTest Code: 50218
Fee:  55.00

Specimen:

5 gm bone

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

Varies
Turnaround Time:

15 bus. days
Comments:   Sample should be from non-weight bearing bone.

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Ash, FeedTest Code: 50236
Fee:  22.00

Specimen:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

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Beta Carotene, FeedTest Code: 50216
Fee:  130.00

Specimen:

20 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected. Beta carotene is heat sensitive. Send sample as collected. Do not dry or heat prior to shipment.

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Beta Carotene, OtherTest Code: 50215
Fee:  130.00

Specimen:

various (other than serum or feed)

Shipping Container:

 

Coolant:

 

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

varies
Comments: Please contact the lab.

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Beta Carotene, SerumTest Code: 50217
Fee:  25.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

1.2 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments:

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Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHB)Test Code: 50244

Fee:  16.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F, Sat.
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments: Seven animals per feeding group should be tested when investigating herd problems. Typically this would be seven "fresh" or seven "close-up" cows. Samples should be taken just before fresh feed is offered (especially for cattle on component-fed rations. For cattle receiving TMR diets, timing is less important). Please include animal ID, age, species and lactation stage for each animal. Ship overnight and avoid weekend arrival.

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CopperTest Code: 70053
Fee:  25.00

Specimen:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments:

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Crude FatTest Code: 50239
Fee:  22.00

Specimen:

50 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches.

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Crude FiberTest Code: 50238
Fee:  22.00

Specimen:

50 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

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Crude ProteinTest Code: 50237
Fee:  22.00

Specimen:

25 g feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

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Dry MatterTest Code: 50235
Fee:  22.00

Specimen:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

8-10 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches.

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Fat, LiverTest Code: 50225
Fee:  43.00

Specimen:

5 gm liver

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies

Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments:

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Fatty Acid ProfileTest Code: 50231
Fee:  95.00

Specimen:

1) 5 g feed
2) milk
3) 1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

1,2) leakproof container
3) plastic tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies
Turnaround Time:

10-15 bus. days 
Comments: 1,2) Collect sample in a well-sealed heavy-duty plastic bag. The samples should be representative of the feed lot being tested. Hay should be randomly sampled throughout bales. Mixed rations and pelleted diets should be well mixed before sampling.

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Feed Analysis, Equine Hay (Acid Detergent Fiber, Crude Protein, Dry Matter)Test Code: 50219
Fee:  53.00

Specimen:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments: For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected. This test is for feed being given to horses only. The 3 tests included in this analysis can also be ordered individually for samples other than equine hay.

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Feed Analysis by Wet Chemistry (Dry Matter, crude protein, acid detergent fiber, acid detergent insoluble crude protein)Test Code: 
Fee:  40.00

Specimen:

100 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments: Samples for feeds and feedstuff should be sampled to obtain a representative sample.  About 100 grams (1/4 lb).

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Metabolic Profile Test Code: 50245

Fee:  37.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F, Sat.
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments: Seven animals per feeding group should be tested when investigating herd problems. Typically this would be seven "fresh" or seven "close-up" cows. Samples should be taken just before fresh feed is offered (especially for cattle on component-fed rations. For cattle receiving TMR diets, timing is less important). Please include animal ID, age, species and lactation stage for each animal. Ship overnight and avoid weekend arrival.

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Neutral Detergent FiberTest Code: 50241
Fee:  22.00

Specimen:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-12 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

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Non-Esterified Fatty Acids (NEFA)Test Code: 50243
Fee:  16.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments: Seven animals per feeding group should be tested when investigating herd problems. Typically this would be seven "fresh" or seven "close-up" cows. Samples should be taken just before fresh feed is offered (especially for cattle on component-fed rations. For cattle receiving TMR diets, timing is less important). Please include animal ID, age, species and lactation stage for each animal. Ship overnight and avoid weekend arrival.  Excitement has an important influence on serum NEFA concentrations.  Animals should be kept as calm as possible during blood collection.  Avoid situations in which animals are shipped or herded through unfamiliar surroundings prior to sampling as these activities will result in elevated serum NEFA concentrations.

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Non-Esterified Fatty Acids (NEFA) Plus Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHB)Test Code: 50998

Fee:  32.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F, Sat.
Turnaround Time:

6-7 bus. days
Comments: Seven animals per feeding group should be tested when investigating herd problems. Typically this would be seven "fresh" or seven "close-up" cows. Samples should be taken just before fresh feed is offered (especially for cattle on component-fed rations. For cattle receiving TMR diets, timing is less important). Please include animal ID, age, species and lactation stage for each animal. Ship overnight and avoid weekend arrival.

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Primary Trace Nutrient Panel (Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Zinc)Test Code: 50701
Fee:  40.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

royal blue top tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments: Specimens where Zinc is of interest must be collected in no-additive royal blue top serum tubes. Whole blood selenium analysis will be performed if whole blood is received. Serum is the only acceptible specimen for the rest of the panel.

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Primary Trace Nutrient Panel Plus Electrolytes (Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Bicarbonate, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Na:K Ratio, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc)Test Code: 50702

Fee:  65.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

1 ml serum

Shipping Container:

royal blue top tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments: EDTA plasma is NOT acceptable for electrolyte analysis. Specimens where Zinc is of interest must be collected in no-additive royal blue top serum tubes. Whole blood selenium analysis will be performed if whole blood is received. Serum is the only acceptible specimen for the rest of the panel.

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Selenium and Copper PanelTest Code: 50700

Fee:  33.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

red top tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments: Whole blood selenium analysis will be performed if whole blood is received. Serum is the only acceptable specimen for the rest of the panel.

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Selenium, FeedTest Code: 50201
Fee:  82.00

Specimen:

10 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-15 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

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Selenium, OtherTest Code: 50205
Fee: 82.00

Specimen:

various (other than serum, whole blood, tissue or feed)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies
Turnaround Time:

varies
Comments:   Contact lab.

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Selenium, SerumTest Code: 50203

Fee:  25.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

0.5 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments:

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Selenium, TissueTest Code: 50202
Fee:  30.00

Specimen:

3 gm liver

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed
Turnaround Time:

7-12 bus. days
Comments:

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Selenium, Whole BloodTest Code: 50204
Fee:  25.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

0.5 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top (EDTA) tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments:

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Trace Nutrient Minerals - Tissue (Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Zinc)Test Code: 50703
Fee:  42.00

Specimen:

50 mg liver (preferred), liver biopsy or fresh tissue

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10 bus. days
Comments: If sending different tissue types, please clearly label the tissue on the container. Biopsies should be collected into a rubber-free tube to avoid zinc contamination. Do NOT submit samples in formalin or saline. If this is not possible, please contact lab prior to submission. If less than 50 mg of tissue is available, please contact the lab for special handling.

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Vitamin A, FeedTest Code: 50206
Fee:  130.00

Specimen:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed
Turnaround Time:

10-17 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected. Vitamins are heat sensitive. Send sample as collected. Do not dry or heat prior to shipment.

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Vitamin A, OtherTest Code: 50209
Fee:  130.00

Specimen:

various (other than serum, tissue or feed)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies
Turnaround Time:

varies
Comments:    Contact lab.

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Vitamin A, SerumTest Code: 50208
Fee:  25.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

1.2 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments:   Protect sample from exposure to light.

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Vitamin A, TissueTest Code: 50207
Fee:  30.00

Specimen:

5 gm liver

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed
Turnaround Time:

7-12 bus. days
Comments:

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Vitamin D, FeedTest Code: 50234
Fee:  220.00

Specimen:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed
Turnaround Time:

10-17 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected.

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Vitamin E, FeedTest Code: 50210
Fee:  130.00

Specimen:

25 gm feed

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed
Turnaround Time:

10-17 bus. days
Comments: A representative sample should be collected. Examples would be handfuls from the top, middle and bottom of a bag of feed or portions of samples from different lot numbers and batches. For hay sampling, a hay probe/corer should be used and samples from multiple bales should be collected. Vitamins are heat sensitive. Send sample as collected. Do not dry or heat prior to shipment.

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Vitamin E, OtherTest Code: 50213
Fee:  130.00

Specimen:

various (other than serum, tissue or feed)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Varies
Turnaround Time:

varies
Comments:    Contact lab.

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Vitamin E, SerumTest Code: 50212
Fee:  25.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

1.2 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments:

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Vitamin E, TissueTest Code: 50211
Fee:  30.00

Specimen:

5 gm liver

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

As needed
Turnaround Time:

5-12  bus. days
Comments:

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Vitamin Profile, Serum  (Vitamin E, vitamin A, beta-carotene)Test Code: 50229
Fee:  53.00
(15% discount for 11 or more samples)

Specimen:

1.2 ml serum

Shipping Container:

tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-8 bus. days
Comments:

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