Idea Exchange: When it comes to in-house testing, just spell it out

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Feb 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff



Many of us have heard the tip about spelling out colors to remember the number of drops needed for in-house tests. For example, various tests need three drops of blood, which is r-e-d. Other tests require four drops of conjugate, which happens to be b-l-u-e in color. Our clinic takes this a step further: The SNAP (IDEXX Laboratories) tests for parvovirus and Giardia species need five drops and require a fecal sample, which is (we hope) b-r-o-w-n.

Debbie Bess, office manager
Carson City, Nev.