Advance

Location

Advance
MRC Harwell Institute

Organizer

Dona Reddiar
Phone
+44 (0)1235 841018
Email
training@har.mrc.ac.uk

Date

04 Nov 2020

Time

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Price

£150 + VAT

Processing Mouse Blood and Urine

This course teaches considerations and best practice when collecting blood and urine samples from mice for routine diagnostic purposes (e.g. haematology, clinical chemistry and immunoassays), methods of sample collection, sample processing and how to avoid artefacts.

After the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the key considerations when collecting blood and urine samples from mice
  • Understand how to preserve sample quality / integrity for standard diagnostic processes
  • Create awareness of common artefacts and how to identify and avoid them

Hourly Schedule

09:30 - 10:00
Introductions
Orientation, Health & Safety, ice breaker and course overview
10:00 - 11:00
Seminar
Mouse anatomy, physiology and standard procedures
11:00 - 11:30
Tea and coffee break
11:30 - 12:30
Practical session 1
Retro-orbital puncture, tail vein bleed and urine collection
12:30 - 13:30
Tour
Mary Lyon Centre
13:30 - 14:15
Lunch
14:15 - 15:15
Seminar
Sample processing and clinical pathology laboratory diagnostics
15:15 - 15:35
Tea and coffee break
15:35 - 16:15
Seminar
Pre-analytical variables
16:15 - 16:30
Course review and recap
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