Contact & FAQs

Contact & FAQs 2017-09-08T21:50:08+00:00

Contact

Contact us:

PDL Lab Personnel
Phone: (530) 752-8242
E-mail: cnprc-pdl@ucdavis.edu
Fax (530) 752-4816

Shipping address:
JoAnn Yee
Pathogen Detection Laboratory
California National Primate Research Center
Road 98 & Hutchison Drive
CNPRC – UC Davis
Davis, CA 95616

Samples / Shipping Information

Please complete the following form(s) and email to PDL.

To avoid compatibility issues with different browsers and PDF software, we recommend that you save these forms to your computer before entering data; and then save or print a copy for your records.

  •  Advanced scheduling is NOT necessary. However, for fastest turnaround advanced scheduling is recommended.
  • If you choose not to schedule in advance, please notify us when samples are sent so that we may confirm their arrival. For best results, you may also e-mail or fax us the submission form.
  • Our receiving is open Monday-Friday, 8am – 4pm except holidays.

To schedule samples call, fax or email:
PDL Staff at (530) 752-8242
Fax (530) 752-4816.
cnprc-pdl@ucdavis.edu

  •  Maximum turnaround time for results is 2 weeks for serology and PCR. Turnaround time for custom testing varies; please contact us for further information.

PDL Staff at (530) 752-8242
Fax (530) 752-4816.
PDL@primate.ucdavis.edu

All specimens must be accompanied by a completed submission form!

  • For serum or plasma:

The preferred specimen is at least 1 cc serum frozen in an externally threaded polypropylene cryo vial (i.e. Nunc #375418, Sarstedt #72.694). Do not overfill the vial. The vial should be labeled with a sample identification # and draw date. Specimens should be properly packed in a leakproof double walled container with absorbent material and ice packs or dry ice and shipped by overnight delivery.

  • For Whole Blood, EDTA Blood and Heperinized Blood:

The specimen requirement is 3 cc heparinized whole blood (use an appropriately sized tube for the volume so the Heparin/Blood ratio is correct) properly packed in a leakproof double walled container with absorbent material and shipped at ambient temperature by priority overnight delivery. Please email or fax completed submission form when the samples are sent.

  • Dry Blood Spots, DNA or Saliva may also be sent. Call or email for more information before shipping these sample types.

All packages must be addressed to:
JoAnn Yee
Pathogen Detection Laboratory
Primate Center
County Road 98 at Hutchison
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

All specimens must be accompanied by a completed submission form!

For Antibody Screens, Western Blots, IFA’s, ELISA’s, EIA’s send:

  • Serum or plasma

The preferred specimen is at least 1 cc serum frozen in an externally threaded polypropylene cryo vial (i.e. Nunc #375418, Sarstedt #72.694). Do not overfill the vial. The vial should be labeled with a sample identification # and draw date. Specimens should be properly packed in a leakproof double walled container with absorbent material and ice packs or dry ice and shipped by overnight delivery.

  • Whole Blood, EDTA Blood and Heperinized Blood

The specimen requirement is 3 cc heparinized whole blood (use an appropriately sized tube for the volume so the Heparin/Blood ratio is correct) properly packed in a leakproof double walled container with absorbent material and shipped at ambient temperature by priority overnight delivery. Please email or fax completed submission form when the samples are sent.

For PCR send:

  • Heperinized Blood:

The specimen requirement is 3 cc heparinized whole blood (use an appropriately sized tube for the volume so the Heparin/Blood ratio is correct) properly packed in a leakproof double walled container with absorbent material and shipped at ambient temperature by priority overnight delivery. Please email or fax completed submission form when the samples are sent.

  • For GIFN (TB):

Please contact laboratory personnel for sample collection instructions prior to drawing samples.

For custom testing or other:

Please contact laboratory personnel for sample collection instructions prior to drawing samples.

  • Dry Blood Spots, DNA or Saliva may also be sent.

Call or email for more information before shipping these sample types.

To schedule samples call, fax or email:
PDL Staff at (530) 752-8242
Fax (530) 752-4816.
cnprc-pdl@ucdavis.edu

 

Current Updates and Holiday Schedule

  • 2017 Holidays:  please do not plan on sending samples the weeks of Nov. 22-24, 2017, and Dec. 20, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018 without contacting us first so we can make arrangements with our receiving department to accommodate university holidays.

PDL has been busy this summer.  We are continuing to validate new assays and instruments to enhance our ability to meet your testing needs.

  • A Thermo Fisher Quant Studio for real time PCR is now on line
  • A new SIV virus stock is now available for research use
  • Additional custom DNA extraction methods, antibody, and cytokine panels with applications beyond infectious disease have been validated- please contact us for details
  • Since the Primagam test is still not available we have revived our previous work to development our own laboratory based cytokine release assay for TB. Until we have acquired positive validation samples to test for sensitivity, the assay is not yet available for diagnostic use- but we are working on it!

Please contact about these or any other testing needs for your work.  We have a number of new ideas and assays in progress and available on a custom basis.

It’s hard to think about Fall and Winter when the weather here is in the triple digits but the end of the year will be here before we know it.

Thanks for visiting our website. Please let us know if you have any comments or questions. We can always be reached and will respond within 1 business day to all inquiries by telephone (530) 752-8242 or email.