For information on how to collect or handle samples, please see our Sample Collection & Submission Recommendations.

Statement on Ownership of Diagnostic Specimens

Submission of specimens for testing by the University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Athens and Tifton using any of our submission forms constitutes a contract for delivery of test results and associated interpretations to the submitter. The submitted specimens, as well as products, isolates, and data derived from them become the property of the University of Georgia. Submitted specimens may be returned to clients if prior arrangements are made with the lab. In the special case of carcasses submitted for necropsy, remains will only be released to registered pet cremation services.

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