Bone Marrow Fat

Section: Toxicology

Fee: $121.00

Turnaround Time: Estimated 5 – 10 business days

Days Test Started: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Species: All Species




Minimum Amount

Bone (femur)

Sealed, Leakproof Container

Whole Femur

Bone marrow

Sealed, Leakproof Container

> 0.3 grams (See below)

Collection Information

GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date. *For large animals, a mid-shaft section of the femur can be submitted. Seal ends of mid-shaft section to prevent marrow leakage. Additionally, bone marrow can be removed from large femurs and shipped in a sealed container.
*For small animals, submit both femurs if possible.
*Bone marrow specimens: A marrow weight of greater than 0.3 grams is required for testing.
If there is a concern regarding marrow weight, when possible, it is recommended that the client weigh the marrow prior to shipping. Please ensure that greater than 0.3 grams is retrievable from the sample container.

Shipping Information

PAPERWORK - Package paperwork separately in a waterproof, sealable plastic bag. Ensure paperwork is complete and specimens are labeled for easy matching. If you are using CF.755 Multiple Animal Continuation Form, please include a hard copy and email a copy to Ship bone in a sealed container, frozen. Ship specimens overnight with an ice pack. DO NOT SHIP OVER WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS.

Additional Information
Insufficient Sample: Due to the time involved in preparing a femur and removing & weighing the bone marrow, a sample processing fee of $60.50 will still be charged if less than 0.3 grams of marrow is available for testing.

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