Necropsy/General Investigation

Preferred Sample

Whole animals, tissue and fluid samples

Fee

$60

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

3-7 days. Please note that complex, legal, or insurance cases may have a longer turnaround time for completion.

Description

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), Cryptosporidia, and fecal flotation.

Species

Bovine | Canine | Feline | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

If submitting tissues for general investigation, send both fixed and fresh tissues. Delays in tissue fixation can significantly affect results. Ratio of tissue to 10% formalin should be approximately 1:10 to avoid under-fixation. In cold weather, add 1 part ethanol to 9 parts 10% buffered formalin to prevent freezing during transit.

Additional Instructions

The general investigation submission fee covers a routine laboratory study for a whole animal or tissue samples submitted from a field necropsy.

 

 

 

 

Companion Animal (canine, feline, equine, wildlife exotic, other)

*General investigation (tissue samples) $120 + $10 accession fee
Necropsy $160 + $10 accession fee
Gross necropsy (no other testing) $145 + $10 accession fee
Gross necropsy (no other testing) $145 + $10 accession fee
Horse necropsy $260 + $10 accession fee
Horse gross necropsy (no other testing) $245 + $10 accession fee
 

 

Food Animal (bovine, ovine, caprine, porcine, poultry)

*General investigation (tissue samples) $60 + $10 accession fee
Necropsy $100 + $10 accession fee
Gross necropsy (no other testing) $85 +$10 accession fee
Additional fees Spinal cord removal $75
Emergency fee (after-hours submissions) $100

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

*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), Cryptosporidia, and fecal flotation. Additional fees will apply for antibiotic sensitivities, immunohistochemistry, clinical pathology, toxicology, serology, referral laboratory charges, and additional PCR, virology, bacteriology, and parasitology tests. Additional animals on the same submission (from a common disease outbreak) will be charged at 1/2 the price.

Contact the laboratory for instructions prior to submitting cases involving insurance claims or litigation. Legal cases may be charged a $250.00 base price to cover the cost associated with chain of custody handling.