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AAEP General Recommendations for Diagnostic Sample Handling and Storage for Delayed Submission to a Diagnostic Laboratory

These guidelines are intended to be a reference for veterinarians conducting necropsies and collecting samples in their respective practices. They are neither regulations nor directives and should not be interpreted as such. It is the responsibility of attending veterinarians, along with the clinical histories, and in consultation with their laboratories, to utilize relevant information to determine optimal sample collection and handling protocols.