Holiday & After Hours Lab Schedule
- Normal working hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.
- The Virology Lab follows the UTK Holiday Schedule. Limited staffing is maintained during holidays for emergencies.
Local veterinarians may drop off samples at the refrigerator adjacent to the Pharmacy. All specimens should be accompanied by a request form and labeled with the animal's name. If shipping or mailing specimens, blood, serum and tissues should be sent fresh with a refrigerant pack. Feces may be sent without ice pack. Unfixed, air-dried slides should be packaged in a slide holder with bubble wrap. Please follow current USPS and DOT requirements for etiological and biological laboratory specimens.
Conjunctival scrapings for antigen detection must be made prior to diagnostic application of fluorescein to the eye.
Please call (865)974-5643 if you have questions.