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ParameterMatrixCategorieTube/ VolumeSample stability
Amb T°/2-8°C/-20°C
Price €
excl. VAT
ALAT (GPT)BMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl3d / 7d / 7d8,30€
AlbuminB, MMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl
Milk/ 1ml
10d / 10d / 1y11,15€
ALP (alkaline phosphatase)BMetabolismHep or Serum / 100µl10d / 10d / 2m8,30€
ASAT (GOT)BMetabolismHep or Serum / 100µl2d / 4d / 3m8,30€
b-carotenBVitaminsHep or EDTA or Serum / 150µl8d / 8d / 6m
à l'abri de la lumière
BHBBMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl4d / 10d / 1m15,00€
Bicarbonates (TCO2)B, UMineralsHep or Serum / 100µl
urine bottle / 1ml
8d / 8dj / 2w (B)
7d / 7d / 7d (U)
Bile AcidsBMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl3d / 3d / 3m11,95€
Bilirubin (direct)BMetabolismHep or Serum / 100µl1d / 2d / 6m
protect from light
Bilirubin (total)BMetabolismHep or Serum / 100µl1d / 2d / 6m
protect from light
Biotin (vitamin H or B8)BVitaminsHep or EDTA or Serum / 200µl10d / 10d / 6m
protect from light
C2, C3, C4"BMetabolismHep or Serum / 4ml1m / 1m / 1m46,13€
CalciumB, UMineralsHep or Serum / 100µl
urine bottle / 1ml
7d / 10d / 8m
10d / 10d / 3w (U)
CeruloplasminBTrace elementsSerum / 100µl4d / 7d / 3m26,50€
ChlorideB, UMineralsHep or Serum / 100µl
urine bottle / 1ml
8d / 8d / 1y (B)
10d / 10d / 1y (U)
CholesterolBMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl10d / 10d / 3m8,30€
CKBMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl2d / 4d / 4w8,30€
Cobalt"BTrace elementsHep / 500µl4d / 7d / 3m70,50€
CopperB, M"Trace elementsHep / 300µl
Milk/ 25ml
10d / 10d / 1y (B)
4d / 7d / 3m (M)
12,39€ (B)
35,07€ (M)
Cortisol"BEndocrinology Serum / 600µl7d / 7d / 6m30,00€
CreatinineB, UMetabolismHep or Serum / 100µl
urine bottle / 1ml
9d / 9d / 3m (B)
10d / 10d / 3m (U)
8,30€ (B, U)
dROMsBAnti-oxydantsHep or serum / 100µl1d / 4d / 1m46,57€
FructosamineBMetabolismEDTA or Serum / 100µl10d / 10d / 2m16,80€
GGTBMetabolismHep or Serum / 100µl4d / 4d / 1y8,30€
GLDHBMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl7d / 10d / 4w8,30€
GlucoseBMetabolismSodium Fluoride1d8,30€
BTrace elementsHep (whole blood) / 1ml
Hep / 100µl
4d / 4d / -
1d / 1d / -
Haptoglobin (bovine)BInflammationHep or EDTA or Serum / 300µl8d / 8d / 1y16,75€
Haptoglobin (other species)BInflammationHep / 100µl8d / 8d / 1y26,50€
IgG (bovine, ovine, caprine, equine, porcine)B, MImmunityHep or EDTA or Serum / 200µl
Milk/ 1ml
9d / 9d / 1y11,15€
IgG (other species)B, MImmunitySerum / 200µl
Milk/ 1ml
9d / 9d / 1y13,15€
Inorganic iodineB, U, LTrace elementsHep or EDTA or Serum / 600µl
urine bottle / 600µl
Lait / 1ml
14d / 14d / 1y19,10€ (B, U)
37,17€ (M)
InsulineBEndocrinology Serum / 600µl7d / 7d / 6m30,00€
Ionised calciumBMineralsHep or Serum / 500µl1d / 3d / 3m21,10€
IronBTrace elementsHep or Serum / 100µl4d / 9d / 1y13,07€
LactoferrinMMetabolismMilk / 1ml3d / 3d / 3m15,80€
LactoseMMetabolismMilk / 1ml3d / 5d / 3m11,69€
LDHBMetabolismHep or Serum / 100µl4d / 6s / 3m8,30€
Lead"BToxicologyEDTA (whole blood) / 1ml4d / 7d / 3m70,50€
LipaseBMetabolismHep or Serum / 100µl2d / 2d / 1y8,30€
MagnesiumB, UMineralsHep or Serum / 100µl
urine bottle/ 1ml
10d / 10d / 1y (B)
4d / 4d / 1y (U)
Manganese"B, MTrace elementsSerum / 250µl
Milk / 25ml
4d / 7d / 3m45,00€ (B)
35,07€ (M)
MDA (Malondialdéhyde)BAnti-oxydantsHep or EDTA / 300µl1d / 3d / 1m36,84€
NEFA (Non esterified fatty acids)BMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl1d / 8d / 1y15,00€
Numeration FormulaBHematologyEDTA (whole blood) / 1ml1d / - / -35,07€
Blood OsmolarityBMineralsCalculation with Na, K, glucose, urea------
Urinary OsmolarityUMineralsCalculation with Na, K, urea------
OXYBAnti-oxydantsHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl10d / 10d / 1m46,57€
PAGs (bovin)BPregnancy DiagnosticEDTA or Serum / 250µl3d / 10d / -9,50€
PAGs (buffle)BPregnancy DiagnosticEDTA / 250µl3d / 10d / -9,50€
PAGs (ovin/caprin)BPregnancy DiagnosticSerum / 250µl3d / 10d / -9,50€
Pancreatic AmylaseBMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl8d / 8d / 1y8,30€
pHUMineralsurine bottle / 1ml7d / 7d / 1y3,50€
PhosphorusB, UMineralsHep or Serum / 100µl
urine bottle/ 1ml
3d / 10d / 1y (B)
2d / 2d / 1y (U)
PotassiumB, UMineralsHep / 100µl
flacon urine / 1ml
1d / 1d / 3m (B)
10d / 10d / 1y (U)
SAA (Serum Amyloïde A)BInflammationSerum / 100µl17d / 17d / 1y26,50€
Selenium"B, MTrace elementsSerum / 250µl
Milk / 25ml
1w / 2w / 1y (B)
4d / 7d / 3m (M)
45,00€ (B)
35,07€ (M)
SID (Strong ion difference)B, UMineralsCalculation with Na, K, Cl------
SODeBAnti-oxydantsHep or EDTA (sang total) / 1ml3d / 3d / -19,10€
SodiumB, UMineralsHep or Serum / 100µl
urine bottle/ 1ml
4d / 4d / 3m (B)
10d / 10d / 1y (U)
TIBC/CSTBTrace elementsSerum / 600µl10d / 10d / 1y48,39€
Total proteinsB, MImmunityHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl
Milk / 1ml
10d / 10d / 1y7,90€
Total thyroxin (T4)"BEndocrinology Hep or EDTA or Serum / 320µl10d / 10d / 3m23,50€
TriglyceridesBMetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl3d / 4d / 1y8,30€
UreaB, U, L"MetabolismHep or EDTA or Serum / 100µl
urine bottle / 1ml
Milk / 50ml
3d / 10d / 1y (B)
10d / 10d / 1y (U)
3d / 3d / - (M)
8,30€ (B, U)
4,12€ (M)
Vitamin 25OHD3BVitaminsHep or EDTA or Serum / 200µl8d / 10d / 1y
protect from light
Vitamin AB, MVitaminsHep or EDTA or Serum / 300µl
Milk/ 1ml
10d / 10d / 6m
protect from light
Vitamin B1"BVitaminsEDTA (whole blood) / 1ml4d / 7d / 3m48,00€
Vitamin B6"BVitaminsEDTA (whole blood) / 1ml4d / 7d / 3m48,00€
Vitamin B9 (folates)"BVitaminsHep or Serum / 250µl1d / 5d / 6m
protect from light
Vitamin B12"BVitaminsHep or EDTA or Serum / 250µl1d / 5d / 6m
protect from light
Vitamin CBVitaminsHep or EDTA or Serum / 300µlConsult us before taking
2h / - / 5d
Vitamin EBVitaminsHep or EDTA or Serum / 300µl10d / 10d / 6m
protect from light
ZincB, M"Trace elementsHep / 300µl
Milk/ 25ml
10d / 10d / 1y (B)
4d / 7d / 3m (M)
12,39€ (B)
35,07€ (M)
" : test realized by a partnership laboratory
B : blood, U : urine, M : milk
Hep : heparin lithium plasma


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Obtaining an interpretable and reliable biology result is the result of the mastery of the analytical technique, the sampling technique (type of tube, filling volume), the delay and the conditions of dispatch

Choose the right tube according to the examination to be carried out:

Tube colours are standardised and meet French, European and international standards. Biochemical examination: use a dry tube (with or without separator gel) for a serum assay or a Heparin-Lithium tube for a whole blood or plasma assay. Assay on red blood cells (e.g. GSH-pxe, SODe): Whole blood is required to isolate the red blood cell. The dry (red) tubes contain coagulation activators, so the cells form a clot which prevents us from isolating the erythrocytes -> rejected tubes.

Choose the tube volume adapted to the species and the examination to be carried out:

The quantity of anticoagulant is calculated precisely according to the tube capacity (e.g. filling level not reached: dilution effect of the sample and disturbances of certain analyses due to too high concentration of anticoagulant).

Fill the sample tubes :

Sampling with a syringe: rapid and delicate transfer of blood into the tube, taking care to remove the needle from the syringe to avoid iatrogenic haemolysis of the sample. Gently invert several times to homogenize the blood with the anticoagulant. Recommended order if several tubes are to be filled: Dry without additive, Citrate, Dry with additive, Heparin and EDTA. This minimizes clotting-related interference.

Avoid interference due to incorrect choice of anticoagulant:

Lithium Heparin allows all the biochemical analyses, electrolytes and acid-base balance to be carried out. Caution: Sodium heparin obviously interferes with Na+ assays. – Citrates do not allow either the assays of calcium, many enzymes, electrolytes and elements of the acid-base balance. – Fluoride tubes block glycolysis: essential for blood sugar dosing. – EDTA is a chelating agent; it traps metals -> impossible to dose Zn, Cu, Fe, Ca, Mg,… EDTA chelates calcium and as such is to be avoided for biochemical assays in general. Indeed, a large number of biochemical assays use calcium as a cofactor and are therefore strongly disturbed: Mg, Creatinine, PAL, Amylase for example will be strongly underestimated. Conversely, interactions with electrolyte assays will give results of K+ and Na+ strongly overestimated.

Lipemia, hemolysis and jaundice are three main pre-analytical conditions that may skew the result.

Lipaemia (= lactescence)

It is caused by the presence of triglycerides. It is a change that is most often post-prandial and physiological (= non-pathological). It can be avoided by fasting for 12 hours. Some results may be distorted (e.g. Na+ and Cl- in the ionogram, measured by indirect potentiometry).

Most often hemolysis is a strict in-vitro change, caused by a difficult to take blood sample / inappropriate needle diameter, a delay in separating the serum (or plasma), accidental freezing or overheating of whole blood, a delay in sending/receiving the sample, and finally lipemia (weakening of the red blood cells). There are several mechanisms that will falsify certain test results during hemolysis: Changes in absorbance (e.g. creatinine, bilirubins, lipase, amylase, cholesterol, triglycerides. The degree of hemolysis required to alter the result may vary. Interference and direct measurement of hemoglobin (e.g., total protein, ALT) Release of molecules of diagnostic interest or involved in the chemical reactions of the analyzer (e.g., potassium, folate, LDH, AST, iron and phosphorus)


An icteric sample often already reflects a pathological condition and has as its main consequence an alteration of absorbance which will distort the measurement of several analytes. This is particularly true for creatinine, which can be lowered falsely.


Vitamins A, E and D3 and β-carotene degrade in light. -> protect the tube with e.g. aluminium foil.

Sample mixtures

Only a few methods have been validated to accept mixed samples. Sometimes, these sample mixtures are accompanied by a reserve e.g. NF U47 600-1 specifies that “the result obtained from a mixture of samples does not predict the results that would be obtained from individual analyses”. Mixing of samples may result in a loss of sensitivity of the method by dilution, by reaction in the manufactured mixture, or by camouflage due to contact with samples from animals not having the same status with regard to the disease sought.

Place the tube in the refrigerator before shipping to extend its shelf life (+4°C maximum 2 days).

Shipment preferably from Monday to Wednesday: avoid shipment on Friday (risk of deterioration during the weekend).

The use of expired tubes is not encouraged.

Shipment by Chronopost, ask us for packing slips or edit them here. Your shipment will then be invoiced 10 € HT whatever the number of samples. Tubes received before 11:00 am are processed the same day, the others can be carried over to the next day.

You can also request a collection by chronopost, which will require an extra 11€, here.

Primary tubes and secondary tubes after analysis are kept for two weeks. They are then systematically destroyed. The sample remains the property of the customer. If the customer wishes to recover it after analysis, he must request it.