TOXICOLOGY TESTS AND PREFERRED SPECIMENS

Agent Procedure Specimen
Antifreeze - Ethylene Glycol GC Liver, chemical
Ash Gravimetric Bone
Blister beetles, cantharidin Visual exam/ Referral Hay/forage
Cyanide UV/Vis Feed, liver
Drug Lasalocid HPLC Feed
Drug Monensin HPLC Feed
Drug Narasin HPLC Feed
Drug Salinomycin HPLC Feed
Element Arsenic Hydride, GFAA Feed, kidney, environmental
Element Cadmium AA Feed, liver
Element Calcium AA Feed, bone; serum - red top tube
Element Chromium AA Feed, liver, environmental
Element Copper AA Feed, liver, environmental; serum - red top tube
Element Iron AA Feed, liver; serum red top tube
Element Lead GFAA Feed, kidney, environmental; blood - EDTA or heparin tube
Element Magnesium AA Serum red top, vitreous humor (eye)
Element Phosphorus UV/Vis Bone, feed; serum - red top tube
Element Potassium AA Feed
Element Selenium Hydride/GC Liver, blood - heparinized
Element Zinc AA Liver, serum -royal blue top tube, environmental/bait
Sodium Cloride (Salt) Test strips Feed
Feed - Fat Referral Feed
Feed - Fiber Referral Feed
Feed - Protein Referral Feed
Insecticide Screen/Panel Bioassay, GC, GCMS, HPLC Stomach content, environmental/ bait
Moisture Gravimetric Feed, tissue
Mycotoxin Aflatoxin Feed Vicam, HPLC Feed, grain
Nitrate Colorimetric, HPLC Hay/forage, water, aqueous humor (eye)
Nitrite Colorimetric, HPLC Hay/forage, water, aqueous humor (eye)
pH pH meter Water, rumen content
Propylene Glycol GC Liver
Rodenticide Panel HPLC Liver
Strychnine TLC, HPLC Bait, suspect material, stomach contents
Urolith Analysis Panel Colorimetric Urolith (bladder stone)
Vitamin A HPLC Serum - red top tube
Vitamin E HPLC Serum - red top tube