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Ownership of Specimens

Submission of specimens to the Veterinary Medical Center Diagnostic Laboratory Service signifies acceptance of a contract for test results and interpretation of results. Specimens submitted to the Service and isolates derived from them become the property of the University of Tennessee. The Service maintains the right to refer a portion of the specimen to an appropriate laboratory for additional testing. The University of Tennessee maintains the right to use the specimens for any lawful purpose, including but not limited to performing applied research and test development at the University or other collaborating institutes. Return of specimens to the submitter is determined on a case by case basis and will incur charges related to shipping and handling and materials cost. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Due to the potential health risk to UTCVM personnel, primate samples are only accepted with prior approval and instruction. Without prior approval or proper packaging, samples will be destroyed. Call the specific lab prior to submitting.The only labs currently accepting primate samples are Anatomic Pathology (Biopsy & Necropsy), Clinical Pathology, and Parasitology.​​​​​​​​

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