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Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Kansas State University
1800 Denison Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506
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KSVDL Client Care
General Inquiries
785-532-5650 or
866-512-5650
Fax: 785-532-4835
clientcare@vet.k-state.edu

KSVDL Business Office
Billing Inquiries
785-532-3294 or
866-884-3867
Fax: 785-532-3502
vdlbusiness@vet.k-state.edu

Regular business hours:
8 am - 5 pm Mon.-Fri.
8 am - noon Sat.

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Shipping Trichomonas Samples in Cold Weather

Trich samples can be especially difficult to ship in cold weather because they must be kept between 59°F and 99°F degrees from the time of collection until the sample is delivered to KSVDL within 72 hours of collection.

Options to assure Trich samples are kept at the correct temperature during shipment include:

1) add ample insulation 

2) add hand warmers to shipping container

 3) ship samples next-day delivery.

An option that reduces temperature-sensitive shipping requirements of Trich samples is to incubate them at 95° F at the clinic for 48 hours, then freeze prior to shipment to KSVDL. The samples must be kept cold after freezing and during transit. Noting on the submission form that samples were incubated and frozen prior to shipment will reduce testing turnaround time.

For more information please contact KSVDL Client Care at 866-512-5650 or clientcare@vet.k-state.edu.

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