Revised on
08/08/17 09:33am

Submandibular Blood Collection for Mice and Rats

Contact information

**PLEASE NOTE: The Learning Management Systen (LMS), where trainings are housed, is set up for employees. If you are a student or visiting scholar, you must request access to the system before you can complete your training. Please email sdps@ucdavis.edu to request access to the system. 

This 30 minute course is designed to familiarize researchers with different blood collection techniques in mice and rats. The course focuses on the Submandibular/Facial Vein technique but also explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly used blood collection techniques in rodents. The IACUC office can provide training for any of the techniques discussed in the course. Course objectives include:

  • Defining Submandibular/Facial vein blood collection techniques in comparison to other blood collection techniques.
  • Watching videos of techniques in mice and rats.
  • Identifying available training opportunities.
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance by having an approved protocol and documented training.
Course duration estimate:

30 minutes

Informational only.