Cytology services are available only at the Auburn Laboratory. Slides of air-dried tissue impressions should be submitted in slide mailers, accompanied by the surgical biopsy form. When preparing cytology preparations, avoid exposure to formalin or formalin fumes, which damage the cytologic specimen.
Note on the accession form if the impression preparations are for Chlamydophyla cytology (psittacosis suspects), as special stains are required.
Samples for hematology and clinical chemistry tests are referred to the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Pathology Laboratory. For specimens that require onlyhematology and clinical chemistry tests, submit specimens directly to the AU Clinical Pathology Laboratory http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/clinical-pathology.