Clinical Number

A unique identifying number assigned by ULAM personnel used to centralize information into complete medical records in a retrievable form. Clinical numbers may be assigned to an individual animal or a group of animals depending on the circumstance.

  • Large animals receive an individual clinical number and is recorded on the cage card upon arrival.
  • Rodents and poultry receive a clinical number assigned per cage if a clinical concern is reported to the veterinary personnel.
    • ##### is a unique identifier for that animal
  • The format for all species, except fish or frogs, is CLN########.
  • The format for fish and frogs is 00X#####
    • 00 is the last two digits of the year the animal was received