Anti-Neoplastic Testing

Ordering Anti-Neoplastic Testing Kits

***Kits contain 12 swipes and all necessary info/forms required for analysis**

Email: with the following info:

  1. The number of kits to be purchased
  2. Address(es) for the kits to be sent
  3. Contact info for accounting department.  Do NOT include payment info in the email (credit card or other payment options).  Our accounting department will contact you regarding payment/purchase orders etc.

The purchased kits will be sent out usually the same day by Purolator.  


Ergot and Mycotoxin Analysis

Mycotoxin Ergot Submission Guidelines

Mycotoxin and Ergot testing must be submitted with the Mycotoxin Ergot Nitrate Toxin submission form.

PDS has implemented a $30.00 per sample grinding charge for Mycotoxin/Ergot testing. This charge will apply to feed that is submitted whole/un-ground. Ground samples can be submitted without the additional charge, but results will NOT be guaranteed for samples that cannot pass through a 35mesh (0.5 mm; flour consistency). Indicate on the Mycotoxin Ergot submission form if grinding is required.


Sampling Guidelines:

For Mycotoxin and Ergot analysis, correct sampling is critical since the toxin levels can be very high in the few contaminated seed heads and low or zero in unaffected heads. It is important that the sample accurately reflects the bulk lot.

  • In order to ensure that the sample is representative, it is essential that particles are not excluded ore included based on size or location in the bulk lot.
  • In a bulk lot that has been thoroughly mixed, it is assumed that all particles are evenly distributed, where as a lot that has been contaminated due to moisture leaks, etc. may only be contaminated in isolated pockets.
  • It is important to not miss these pockets, or sample only them, as they are not a good representation of the whole lot.

The best way to sample a static lot (storage bin, railcar, truck, sack, etc.) is an accumulation of many small samples taken from different locations throughout the lot (at least 5 locations).

  • The sampling probe should be long enough to reach the bottom of the container. 
  • It is recommended that each portion be about 200 g and one portion be taken for every 20 kg of product.
  • If this aggregate sample is too large, it should be blended, and a representative subsample of an appropriate size (~ 1 kg) taken.
  • Dynamic lots such as conveyor belts should involve multiple samples across the entire cross section of the moving stream.

Samples should be packaged in a large heavy duty zip lock freezer bag then shipped in an appropriately sized box; clearly identified with the sample ID and owner's name and sent with the completed submission form to (do not place the submission form inside the bag with the sample): 

Prairie Diagnostic Services 

52 Campus Drive 

Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4

(306) 966-7316

Samples may be shipped to PDS by bus, courier, or mailed.


Toxicology Reference Guide

5-fluorouracil (antineoplastic)
Blue Green Algae
Calcium *
Cyclophosphamide (antineoplastic)
Ergot Panel – see Test Guide for compounds included
Magnesium *

* Also see Test Guide for other options for serum samples.

Please refer to the specific agent in the test section of this guide for prices and details. If agent not listed above may be available as a referred-out test or new test (contact PDS).

Mineral Panel #1: Mg, Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, Zn, Se, Mo
Mineral Panel #2: K, Ca, Na
Mineral Panel #3: Tl, Pb, As, Cd
Mineral Panel #4: Be, Mg, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As,
Se, Sr, Mo, Cd, Sn, Sb, Ba, Tl, Pb, Bi
Mycotoxin Panel – see Test Guide for compounds included
Potassium *
Sodium *
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E