New York State Contract Case Pricing
NYS Contract Testing Policies
The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets provides funding to subsidize the costs for certain disease tests for New York's livestock
and poultry industries. This subsidy is intended as an aid in the early detection and surveillance of disease conditions that may threaten livestock
and/or public health. For more detail please call the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at 607-253-3900.
Eligibility Requirements for NYS Contract Case Pricing:
submissions must meet all the following criteria:
The herd, flock, or animal is located in New York State and is being raised for food and/or fiber production. Horses suspected of
having a condition that may threaten the health of other animals or humans are covered. When special situations or conditions arise, a
New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Veterinarian or his/her designee will make the final determination with respect to
eligibility for Contract Case Pricing.
The history of the case suggests a condition or contagious/infectious disease that would threaten other animals or humans.
The animals are experiencing a condition previously undiagnosed in their herd or flock. Surveillance testing to monitor, control,
or eradicate previously diagnosed or endemic conditions does not qualify for contract pricing.
- Samples must be submitted by a licensed veterinarian or veterinarian employed by a New York State university.
- A completed AHDC Contract Subsidy Submission Form must accompany all sample submissions. The form must include:
- Complete history of the animals or samples submitted including the herd size and date of onset in the herd/flock, the morbidity and
mortality rate for the herd/flock, as well as a summary of the clinical signs, course of the disease, and response to treatment
(additional information can be attached to the form).
- Complete veterinarian and owner identification and contact information, including phone numbers.
- Available Federal premises ID number(s).
a) Samples from up to 10 representative animals from an affected premises can be submitted as a single case problem except for necropsies
which are limited to 3 animals per case. Samples exceeding this limit will be billed at full price.
b) Disease conditions in other types of animals may be considered for Contract Case Pricing if the disease or condition has implications
for livestock and/or public health.
Contract Case Pricing Fees
The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets will subsidize the clients of the AHDC who submit samples that are eligible for Contract
Case Pricing by limiting the maximum cost per submission to $75.00 (as of 4/1/16). Testing that generally does not qualify for Contract Case
Pricing include but are not limited to:
Clinical Pathology test
Comparative Coagulation tests
Tests referred to other laboratories
- Testing performed related to non-infectious or contagious diseases
Routine wound cultures
Surgical biopsy histopathology
Necropsy costs for NYS Contract Cases are only partially subsidized, limiting the maximum cost per submission to $125.00, $85.00 for poultry cases.
This price includes all ancillary tests which would qualify under Contract Case Pricing.