The KSVDL receives samples from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and from 8am-12pm on Saturdays. Samples can be dropped off during non-business hours at the Emergency entrance of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
We offer a free courier service that serves Manhattan, Junction City, and Fort Riley. Samples are picked up each day from participating clinics and processed on that same day. If your clinic is located in the service area and you would like to receive courier service, please call the receiving department at 785-532-4349.
The KSVDL offers the following supplies:
Biopsy Containers – 18 - 4oz containers filled with <10% formalin are shipped to your clinic free of charge. Simply fill out a submission form (included with the containers) and put it with the biopsy in the postage paid box and mail. Please be sure to label the container with the Submitting Veterinarian, Animal ID and Owner Name.
Tube Mailers – Styrofoam tube mailers with sleeves will be sent upon request. There is no cost for the mailers or for shipping the mailers to your clinic.
Ear Notch Containers – Two types of ear notch containers are available. Formalin filled tubes are provided for BVD-IHC testing and PBS filled tubes are provided for BVD-ELISA testing. Cost of tubes are .30 each and there is a charge for shipping the tubes to your clinic or farm.
Shipping Boxes – Larger, insulated shipping boxes can be reused. The initial charge for the box is $7.50. After we receive the shipping box with your submission(s), we will return it to your clinic for $4.50. Ice packs will not be returned with the box.
The KSVDL is happy to help you find where a particular test is run. It can be difficult to find where less commonly run tests can be performed and we will do all we can to help. Please call 785-532-4349 for assistance.
If you have samples that you would like us to send to other laboratories, the test fee and cost of shipping is charged to your account.