After an account is approved, navigate to LTM and follow the below steps to order items needed for sample collection and shipping. Remember: supplies and shipping are completely free. When creating an order, ensure plenty of supplies are ordered to avoid running out due to mistakes, contamination, etc. Items like the HemaTIP Microsampler have expiration dates, so it isn’t suggested to order in excess.
1. Click on the SUPPLIES tab, fill out the contact and shipping information form, and click the ADD SUPPLY ITEMS TO THE REQUEST button.
ADD SUPPLY ITEMS button
2. Typical Serology Sample Supplies
Select SEROLOGY and SAMPLE COLLECTION in the left drop downs. One HemaTIP Microsampler and one 5ml round bottom tube with cap is required for EACH TEST. A typical order would be at minimum 1 pack of HemaTips and 4 tubes.
3. Typical PCR Sample Supplies
Select INFECTIOUS DISEASE PCR and SAMPLE COLLECTION in the left drop downs. One Oral Swab per rat and one 5ml snap top tube (for up to 10 swab heads) is required for EACH TEST. A typical order would be at minimum 1 pack of oral swabs and 1 tubes.
4. Typical Shipping Supplies
Select OUTER SAMPLE SHIPPING CONTAINERS in the left drop downs. Choose the padded envelope. A typical order would be at minimum 1 padded envelope.