Blood testing for diseases
OK! I'm going to sit down and try to remember all this now.
Regular blood testing:
You need the RED TOPPED tubes for this, and a regular 3 ml syringe (minimum), and we like to use the 1/2" or shorter needles.
This appears to be the cheapest Red Top Tubes:
We then send the tubes to Pan American Lab: http://www.pavlab.com/services/index.html or to WADDL - http://waddl.vetmed.wsu.edu/home.
Follow their procedures on packaging and shipping. They need about 1mL of blood for all their tests. WADDL hangs on to their blood samples for a few months so if you need something else tested, they can do that for you.
For G6S testing:
You need the PURPLE TOPPED tubes for this, and a regular 3mL syringe - get at least 2mL blood for this.
This is the cheapest I'm finding: http://www.scbt.com/datasheet-359076.html
The G6S needs to be submitted to Texas A&M. Website for that test:
Hope that helps.