North Dakota Vetrinary Diagnostic Lab
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General Investigation- food animal

The general investigation submission fee covers a routine laboratory study which may include the following tests: histopathology with special stains, bacteriology (2 aerobic cultures and 1 anaerobic), PCR (1 individual or 1 multiplex test), virology (2 FAs, 1 EM, 1 VI), crytptosporidia, and fecal flotation. Additional animals on the same submission (from a common disease outbreak) will be charged at 1/2 the price.

A necropsy/disposal fee will be added to cases involving whole animals. No ashes will be returned. A $50.00 emergency fee will be charged for after-hours whole animal submissions.

Additional fees will apply for antibiotic sensitivities, immunohistochemistry, clinical pathology, toxicology, serology, referral laboratory charges, and additional PCR, virology, bacteriology, and parasitology tests.

Necropsy      $40.00
Fetus necropsy*      $20.00
Gross necropsy only (no other testing)               $85.00
Spinal cord removal     $75.00
Emergency Fee (after-hours submissions)     $50.00

*For bovine fetus necropsy submission guidelines, see Novel Pneumonia Syndrome Fact Sheet.

Method: Various
Samples Accepted: Whole animals, tissue and fluid samples
Species: Bovine, Ovine, Caprine, Porcine
Fee: $60.00
Days Tested: MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI
Turn Around Time: 3-7 days
Lab Section: Pathology/histology