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

Feb 01, 2007
By 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.