For Veterinarians
MDR1 testing for your patients
We are proud to work with veterinary hospitals and clinics 
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For Veterinarians

We want to make MDR1 testing for your feline and canine patients as easy as possible. Please contact us about billing options we offer to veterinary clinics and hospitals. $70 (US) for test.

Sample submissions

We accept blood and DNA collection brush samples from veterinary clinics and hospitals.

To submit a sample for MDR1 testing, please fill out the submission form. You will receive an order confirmation with a sample identification number. Please print one copy of the confirmation for your records and include one copy with your shipment.

If you are a clinic or hospital and need to make a bulk order of DNA collection brushes, please contact us.

Consultations

When you test with us, you will have online, personal access to consult with veterinary pharmacologist Katrina Mealey, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP, who discovered the MDR1 genetic mutation in dogs and cats.  She can work with you to determine the best course of action for your patients who need to be treated with a P-glycoprotein substrate drug.

Dr. Mealey is the founding director of the Program in Individualized Medicine at WSU and is recognized as a global expert in veterinary pharmacogenetics.

Read Dr. Mealey’s MDR1 research

Please collect at least 2 ml of whole blood in a purple top (EDTA) tube.

Complete submission form and payment information using a credit card.

You will receive an order confirmation with a sample identification number. Please print one copy of the confirmation for your records and include one copy in your shipment.

Blood Sample: Label the blood tube with owner’s first and last name.

DNA collection brush: Label the paper backing of the swab sleeve with the pet’s name, owner’s first and last name (or veterinary clinic), and the pet’s breed (use pen or permanent marker).

Note: Make sure the name on the blood tube or swab pouch is the same as the name on the sample submission form. Samples submitted with unclear labeling cannot be tested.

Blood samples

Blood sample shipping

Place the sample in a small zip closure bag, wrap it in bubble wrap and ship it in a small box with one frozen gel pack. Include your order confirmation in the package in a separate plastic bag. Please include a complete return address on the outside of the envelope.

Blood samples cannot be sent through the US Postal Service.

DNA collection brush

Cheek swab labeling

Place DNA collection brush pouch and the submission form in a shipping envelope (business size #10 or padded envelopes work nicely). Please include a complete return address on the outside of your shipping envelope.

You will receive an email once we have received your sample. 

DNA collection brush and blood samples
FedEx/FedEx Air/UPS

Program in Individualized Medicine
1855 Grimes Way, Bustad 250B
Pullman, WA 99163-0609

DNA collection brush
US Postal Service

Program in Individualized Medicine
PO Box 609
Pullman, WA 99163-0609

Why choose us?

Fast results

Get your results in as little as one week.

Unrivaled expertise

Online access to qualified expert (DVM, PhD, DACVIM and DACVCP boarded)

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Medical quality diagnostic testing

WSU PrIMe provides a medically relevant MDR1 genotype result, not a “screening” test like many other genetic testing companies.

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