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 Laboratory Services Collection and Shipping Supply Request

To maintain the integrity of your samples during shipment to our diagnostic testing laboratory, Charles River provides sample collection and shipping materials free of charge. Complimentary sample shipping materials are available for serology, infectious disease PCR (including PRIA PCR), microbiology, and histology, as well as live-animal shipping crates for health monitoring.

Please allow 5-7 days following your request to receive shipping materials. You can either order supplies prior to each testing submission or in bulk quantities for multiple submissions.

If there are any questions regarding the types of supplies needed, or specifications on sample collection or submission, contact LabServices@crl.com.

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Testing Service Type Supply Name Quantity Unit Information
Sample Collection
Serology HemaTIP Microsampler HemaTIP Microsampler Pack Each Testing Service: Serology
Type: HemaTIP Microsampler
Supply Name: HemaTIP Microsampler Pack
Purpose: 4 individual HemaTIPs in each clamshell
  Unit: Each
5 ml round bottom tube with cap Each Testing Service: Serology
Type: HemaTIP Microsampler
Supply Name: 5 ml round bottom tube with cap
Purpose: Shipment of individual HemTIP
  Unit: Each
Cards EZ-Spot® Cards Each Testing Service: Serology
Type: Cards
Supply Name: EZ-Spot® Cards
Purpose: Each card is suitable 4 whole blood samples (one per animal)
Size/Specific Details: EZSpot provided under license from IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.; www.idexx.com/patents
Unit: Each
Tubes Screw Cap Vials (with caps) (2.0 mL) 250-count bag Testing Service: Serology
Type: Tubes
Supply Name: Screw Cap Vials (with caps) (2.0 mL)
Purpose: For dilute and non-dilute serum samples
Size/Specific Details: 2.0 mL vials
Unit: 250-count bag
Screw Cap Vials (with caps) (2.0 mL) Each Testing Service: Serology
Type: Tubes
Supply Name: Screw Cap Vials (with caps) (2.0 mL)
Purpose: For dilute and non-dilute serum samples
Size/Specific Details: 2.0 mL vials
Unit: Each
PCR Tubes Snap Top Tubes (2.0 mL) Each Testing Service: PCR
Type: Tubes
Supply Name: Snap Top Tubes (2.0 mL)
Purpose: For mouse feces (up to 10 pellets) and swab heads (up to 2)
Size/Specific Details: 2.0 mL vials
Unit: Each
Snap Top Tubes (5.0 mL) Each Testing Service: PCR
Type: Tubes
Supply Name: Snap Top Tubes (5.0 mL)
Purpose: For rat feces (up to 10 pellets) or up to 10 swab heads
Size/Specific Details: 5.0 mL vials
Unit: Each
Screw Cap Vials (with caps) (2.0 mL) Each Testing Service: PCR
Type: Tubes
Supply Name: Screw Cap Vials (with caps) (2.0 mL)
Purpose: For research biologics (e.g., cell lines, antibodies)
Size/Specific Details: 2.0 mL vials
Unit: Each
Conical Tube (15 mL) Each Testing Service: PCR
Type: Tubes
Supply Name: Conical Tube (15 mL)
Purpose: For rabbit, guinea pig, ferret feces (up to 10 pellets)
Size/Specific Details: 15 mL vials
Unit: Each
Conical Tube (50 mL) Each Testing Service: PCR
Type: Tubes
Supply Name: Conical Tube (50 mL)
Purpose: For exhaust air dust (EAD) filter
Size/Specific Details: 50 mL vials
Unit: Each
EDTA Tubes Each Testing Service: PCR
Type: Tubes
Supply Name: EDTA Tubes
Purpose: For nonhuman primate (NHP) whole blood PCR
Size/Specific Details: 3.0 mL vials
Unit: Each
Swabs Remel Swabs Each Testing Service: PCR
Type: Swabs
Supply Name: Remel Swabs
Purpose: Used for collection of fecal material from nonhuman primate (NHP)
  Unit: Each
Pink "Sticky" Swabs Each Testing Service: PCR
Type: Swabs
Supply Name: Pink "Sticky" Swabs
Purpose: Used for body/anal swabbing, as well as environmental/exhaust air dust (EAD) swabbing
  Unit: Each
Oral Swabs Pack of 25 Testing Service: PCR
Type: Swabs
Supply Name: Oral Swabs
Purpose: Used for oral cavity swabbing
Size/Specific Details: Also known as "VWR Oral Swabs"
Unit: Pack of 25
Microbiology Swabs Amies Swab Each Testing Service: Microbiology
Type: Swabs
Supply Name: Amies Swab
Purpose: Used for respiratory/nasal/tracheal cultures, Salmonella and Shigella cultures for nonhuman primate (NHP), and surface/environmental cultures
Size/Specific Details: Individual swab packages with blue cap; includes swab, transport media and vial
Unit: Each
Cary-Blair Swab Each Testing Service: Microbiology
Type: Swabs
Supply Name: Cary-Blair Swab
Purpose: Used for gastrointestinal (GI) tract/cecum/rectal cultures, as well as for Campylobacter and Yersinia cultures from nonhuman primate (NHP)
Size/Specific Details: Individual swab packages with red cap; includes swab, transport media and vial
Unit: Each
ESwab Each Testing Service: Microbiology
Type: Swabs
Supply Name: ESwab
Purpose: Used for post-mortem sample collection for respiratory culture
Size/Specific Details: Individual swab packages with white/clear cap; includes swab, transport media and vial
Unit: Each
Stuart Swab Each Testing Service: Microbiology
Type: Swabs
Supply Name: Stuart Swab
Purpose: Used for abscess and/or lesion cultures, as well as ante-mortem sample collection for respiratory cultures
Size/Specific Details: Individual swab packages with green cap; includes swab, transport media and vial
Unit: Each
Containers Water cup with tablet Pack of 2 Cups Testing Service: Microbiology
Type: Containers
Supply Name: Water cup with tablet
Purpose: For bioburden water testing; two (2) cups needed for each sample
  Unit: Pack of 2 Cups
Water cup without tablet Pack of 2 Cups Testing Service: Microbiology
Type: Containers
Supply Name: Water cup without tablet
Purpose: For sterility water testing; two (2) cups needed for each sample
  Unit: Pack of 2 Cups
Conical tube (50 mL) Each Testing Service: Microbiology
Type: Containers
Supply Name: Conical tube (50 mL)
Purpose: For pH or LAL water testing
  Unit: Each
Polypropylene container (250 mL) Each Testing Service: Microbiology
Type: Containers
Supply Name: Polypropylene container (250 mL)
Purpose: For feed and bedding testing
  Unit: Each
Parasitology Cups PROTOCOL™ Parasitology System Each Testing Service: Parasitology
Type: Cups
Supply Name: PROTOCOL™ Parasitology System
Purpose: For nonhuman primate (NHP) samples; formalin not included
Size/Specific Details: 15 mL volume; product of Thermo Scientific™
Unit: Each
Genetic Testing PCR (Genotyping) Kit will be provided, cold pack not provided Number of Samples Testing Service: Genetic Testing
Type: PCR (Genotyping)
Supply Name: Kit will be provided, cold pack not provided
Purpose:
Size/Specific Details: Indicate number of samples to be submitted
Unit: Number of Samples
qPCR Kit will be provided, cold pack not provided Number of Samples Testing Service: Genetic Testing
Type: qPCR
Supply Name: Kit will be provided, cold pack not provided
Purpose:
Size/Specific Details: Indicate number of samples to be submitted
Unit: Number of Samples
MAX-BAX (Speed Congenics) Kit will be provided, dry ice not provided Number of Samples Testing Service: Genetic Testing
Type: MAX-BAX (Speed Congenics)
Supply Name: Kit will be provided, dry ice not provided
Purpose:
Size/Specific Details: Indicate number of samples to be submitted. Ship on dry ice.
Unit: Number of Samples
Inner Sample Bags/Boxes (group samples by service)
Serology Bag Zip-top specimen bag with desiccant (HemaTIP and EZ-Spot® only) Each Testing Service: Serology
Type: Bag
Supply Name: Zip-top specimen bag with desiccant (HemaTIP and EZ-Spot® only)
Purpose: Provides protection and allows for grouping samples
Size/Specific Details: Each bag holds a maximum of 4 HemaTip clamshells or 10 EZ-Spot cards
Unit: Each
Multiple Bag Zip-top specimen bag Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Bag
Supply Name: Zip-top specimen bag
Purpose: Provides protection and allows for grouping of sample vials; group by sample type/service (e.g., serum samples for serology, swabs for PCR, fecal pellets for PCR)
Size/Specific Details: Bag for vials or vial boxes
Unit: Each
Vial Box Vial box - Small Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Vial Box
Supply Name: Vial box - Small
Purpose: Provides protection and allows for grouping of sample vials; group by sample type/service (e.g., serum samples for serology, swabs for PCR, fecal pellets for PCR); can be frozen
Size/Specific Details: Small size holds up to 25 vials (2.0 mL size)
Unit: Each
Vial box - Large Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Vial Box
Supply Name: Vial box - Large
Purpose: Provides protection and allows for grouping of sample vials; group by sample type/service (e.g., serum samples for serology, swabs for PCR, fecal pellets for PCR); can be frozen
Size/Specific Details: Large size holds up to 81 vials (2.0 mL size)
Unit: Each
Outer Sample Shipping Containers
Multiple Envelope Padded envelope Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Envelope
Supply Name: Padded envelope
Purpose: For shipping a small number of samples (e.g., HemaTIPs or vials) at ambient temperature.
  Unit: Each
Box (non-insulated) Multi-depth cardboard box Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Box (non-insulated)
Supply Name: Multi-depth cardboard box
Purpose: For samples shipped at ambient temperature (e.g., serum, feces, PCR swabs, EZ-Spot cards)
  Unit: Each
Box with Styrofoam insert [for frozen samples only] Insulated box – Small (#84) Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Box with Styrofoam insert [for frozen samples only]
Supply Name: Insulated box – Small (#84)
Purpose: For frozen samples (e.g., cell lines, tissues) and samples requiring shipment at cold temperatures (e.g., bacterial cultures)
Size/Specific Details: "Small" holds approximately 15 small vials. Dimensions: 11.5" x 9.25" x 8"
Unit: Each
Insulated box – Medium (#87) Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Box with Styrofoam insert [for frozen samples only]
Supply Name: Insulated box – Medium (#87)
Purpose: For frozen samples (e.g., cell lines, tissues) and samples requiring shipment at cold temperatures (e.g., bacterial cultures)
Size/Specific Details: "Medium" holds approximately 25 small vials. Dimensions: 11.25" x 9.25" x 10.5"
Unit: Each
Insulated box – Large (#12) Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Box with Styrofoam insert [for frozen samples only]
Supply Name: Insulated box – Large (#12)
Purpose: For frozen samples (e.g., cell lines, tissues) and samples requiring shipment at cold temperatures (e.g., bacterial cultures)
Size/Specific Details: "Large" holds approximately 50 small vials. Dimensions: 11.25" x 9.25" x 14.75"
Unit: Each
Insulated box – Extra Large (#3) Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Box with Styrofoam insert [for frozen samples only]
Supply Name: Insulated box – Extra Large (#3)
Purpose: For frozen samples (e.g., cell lines, tissues) and samples requiring shipment at cold temperatures (e.g., bacterial cultures)
Size/Specific Details: "Extra Large" dimensions: 15.25" x 13.75" x 12.5"
Unit: Each
Live Animal Shipping
Health Monitoring Animal Crate Mouse crate - Gnoto-safe® Shipping (GSS) container Each Testing Service: Health Monitoring
Type: Animal Crate
Supply Name: Mouse crate - Gnoto-safe® Shipping (GSS) container
Purpose: For shipping live mice; includes water gel for animal hydration
Size/Specific Details: Contains 2 plastic shoebox cages
Unit: Each
Rat crate - Single compartment VAF container Each Testing Service: Health Monitoring
Type: Animal Crate
Supply Name: Rat crate - Single compartment VAF container
Purpose: For shipping live rats; includes water gel for animal hydration
Size/Specific Details: The box is configured as one single compartment
Unit: Each
Rat crate - Double compartment VAF container Each Testing Service: Health Monitoring
Type: Animal Crate
Supply Name: Rat crate - Double compartment VAF container
Purpose: For shipping live rats; includes water gel for animal hydration
Size/Specific Details: The box is configured as one single compartment, with separator
Unit: Each
Hamster crate Each Testing Service: Health Monitoring
Type: Animal Crate
Supply Name: Hamster crate
Purpose: For shipping live hamsters; includes water gel for animal hydration
  Unit: Each
Guinea Pig crate Each Testing Service: Health Monitoring
Type: Animal Crate
Supply Name: Guinea Pig crate
Purpose: For shipping live guinea pigs; includes water gel for animal hydration
  Unit: Each
Rabbit crate Each Testing Service: Health Monitoring
Type: Animal Crate
Supply Name: Rabbit crate
Purpose: For shipping live rabbits; includes water gel for animal hydration
  Unit: Each
Labels (for Shipments within/to the United States)
Multiple Submission Label for Outer Container Yellow - 360 Diagnostics (Wilmington) Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Submission Label for Outer Container
Supply Name: Yellow - 360 Diagnostics (Wilmington)
Purpose: To identify boxes/envelopes being submitted to Wilmington MA for 360 Diagnostics testing
  Unit: Each
Pink - West Coast Laboratory (San Diego) Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Submission Label for Outer Container
Supply Name: Pink - West Coast Laboratory (San Diego)
Purpose: To identify boxes/envelopes being submitted to the West Coast Laboratory in San Diego CA
  Unit: Each
Blue - Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) (Wilmington) Each Testing Service: Multiple
Type: Submission Label for Outer Container
Supply Name: Blue - Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) (Wilmington)
Purpose: To identify boxes/envelopes containing BSL2 samples being submitted to Wilmington MA
  Unit: Each
 
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