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Each accession received will be charged a $5.00 accessioning fee, in addition to the requested testing.
Fees are subject to change without notice, please call the lab if you have any questions.
Contract pricing available. For information please refer to the contract billing page.

All test turnaround times are listed in business days and do not include Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

Histopathology (Surgical Biopsy 1-2 Sites) - HISTO

Sample Details: 0.5 to 1.0 cm thick section of tissue fixed in 10% neutralized formalin, 10:1 formalin to tissue ratio.
Cost/Fee: $80.00 for 1-2 sites; Additional charges apply for submissions including more than 2 sites, specialty services such as dermatology or hepatopathology consults (liver consults), complex submissions, or field necropsies as described below. STAT not available on all submissions. Please contact in advance for availability at 607-253-3319 or
Comment: This 1-2 site fee is intended for surgical biopsies and is the baseline charge for the special biopsy categories below. Use Histology Submission Form. Surcharges for these will be added to the surgical biopsy fee based on the following criteria:

Dermatology Biopsies (1-5 sites): Dermatohistopathology Submission Form Includes up to 5 sites or 5 skin punch biopsies processed for dermatohistopathology evaluation.  Please identify multiple biopsies that need to be interpreted separately from each other (ex. submit in separate jars or mark with sutures in the same jar). Test codes HISTO + HISTODRM.($110)

Liver Consult: Use Liver Submission Form via the Liver Portal. High quality specialized hepatopathology interpretation of liver biopsy specimens by Dr. Sean McDonough, a board certified veterinary pathologist with high level expertise in liver pathology. Test codes HISTO + AHISLP + LVRSM ($230.50)

Whole Organs, Limbs, Special/Augmented Biopsies: Use Histopathology Submission Form. Intended for complex submissions of entire organs, lobes, systems, tumor beds, limbs, jaws, etc. This includes research/insurance/legal cases for which every single tissue submitted must be described histologically and the selection of the tissues is not at the discretion of the pathologist. It may also include complicated submissions of entire organs or tumor beds or lymphatic samples that need exact tracking of site of collection for multiple samples of the same tissue type.  This may include a gross evaluation of fresh tissues. Test codes HISTO + HISTOSPC ($136.00)

Field Necropsy Submissions:
Use Histopathology Submission Form. Veterinarian performed necropsies. For animals necropsied it is always recommended to submit a complete set of tissues representing major organ systems and any sites potentially involved based upon clinical history, ante-mortem testing, or post-mortem gross lesions. Tissues will be selected for histopathological examination based upon the clinical history and gross description provided, at the discretion of the pathologist. A clinical history for the individual animal and potentially also for the herd or population from which the animal originates is very important. Also indicate if the animal was euthanized. May qualify for New York State Contract Pricing.($136.00)

Lab Section: Anatomic Pathology

Description: Microscopic examination of formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue slides with hematoxylin and eosin staining. Additional special stains, including up to two immuno-histochemistry (IHC) stains, will be added if deemed necessary by the pathologist. Additional IHC stains may be requested for an additional fee.

Min Sample Volume:

Collection Container: Wide-mouth, leakproof, unbreakable jar; NOT GLASS

Coolant: room temperature; protect from freezing

Test Target: General

Test Days: M-F

Test Turnaround (business days): 4-10 days


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