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Sampling Blood from the Lateral Tail Vein of the Rat
 

Sampling Blood from the Lateral Tail Vein of the Rat

Article DOI: 10.3791/52766
May 18th, 2015

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Summary May 18th, 2015

Blood samples are useful for assessing biomarkers of physiological states or disease in vivo. Here we describe the methodology to sample blood from the lateral tail vein in the rat. This method provides rapid samples with minimal pain and invasiveness.

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