How to Send
Methods – Any way that you can get the sample to our front door is acceptable. FedEx, UPS, USPS, and drop-offs are currently the methods used by clients daily. Our clients are responsible for shipping cost.
Timeline – Blood samples are acceptable up to but not exceeding 28 days from the day the blood is drawn. We default to our 24hr AGID EIA test. Estimated daily mail delivery times: (all times are eastern standard time)
- USPS – 9am
- FedEx Express – 10am to 1pm
- FedEx Ground – 10am to 8pm
- UPS – 11am to 8pm
- USPS Overnight – 2pm to 3pm
Tips – Just a few suggestions
- Bubble wrap glass tubes or use plastic
- Numbering tubes creates less confusion
- Use tracking when shipping to avoid lost packages
- Call no matter how big or small the problem, we’ll give our best
Where to Send
Location – Our only laboratory is in upstate New York.Larch Hill Laboratory
387 Albro Rd.
Earlville, NY 13332
What to Send
Serum or Whole Blood – For the best testing results we recommend that serum is sent. We also accept whole blood samples in either red top tubes or tiger top tubes. View sample condition chart
Ice or No Ice – We do not require samples to be sent on ice and it is not needed for sample condition to maintain testability. Save money and ship with no ice.
Signature Sheet – We will only run tests that are accompanied by our signature sheet. Each sample sent must be accompanied by the horse’s name, owners name, blood draw date, and doctors signature verifying all information is correct. Download Signature Sheet
What to Expect
Results – Results in 24hr from when we receive your samples
Consistency – With our system and laboratory you can rest knowing that you will receive the same care and attention every time you use our service.
Reliability – We are there when you need us and will cater to what makes your job easier and simple. Lean on us in a pinch and we will give you sturdy results that is time tested.
Accuracy – We strive to get it right the first time, every time. When in need of tracking something of importance, accuracy can make the difference.
Communication – We will contact you first whenever we have issues or concerns that could slow down your work. If we have any questions or need verification, we will reach out in whatever way you prefer. Communication is the key to consistency, reliability and accuracy.
How We Help
Field Form – We have a convenient field form that allows doctors to take notes in the field and then enter information when back at the office. Download the Field Form
Electronic Signature Release – Sign this one time and we will capture your signature for you and place it in your secured account. Every time a test that you have ordered is finalized it will have your signature automatically placed. Download the Electronic Signature Release form
Payment Agreement – This document is used to release payment information to be billed according to what each practice needs. Download the Electronic Payment Agreement