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Submission Guidelines

Biopsy Pricing 

Specimen from 1 organ or lesion with a single diagnosis

Biopsy cases include all special stains and immunohistochemical stains.  The pathologist will determine the need for stains, but can discuss special diagnostic tests with the referring veterinarian.

$50.00

Specimens from 2-5 different organs or lesions

$70.00

Specimens from 6 or more different organs or lesions

$90.00

Complete Necropsy (including histopathologic exam of animal).  Charges will not include microbiologic culture or toxicology testing.

Please call 515-291-5209 for ALL necropsy deliveries.

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Pathology services for additional testing or diagnosis will be charged a fee, based on services provided.  

 

 Shipping Requirements

  • Fill out the Department of Veterinary Pathology Histopathology Submission form and submit it with the specimen
  • Place the biopsy specimen in a sealed wide-mouthed container with 10% neutral buffered formalin at 10-20 times the bulk of the tissue (ensure adequate fixation before shipping)
  • Tighten the lid on the container and secure by wrapping with parafilm (no tape)
  • Attach the formalin sticker to the container and label with the clinic, owner's name, animal's name and specimen type.
  • Place the container in a plastic bag with absorbent material (e.g. paper towels) and ship in a sturdy box by the carrier of your choice to:
Department of Veterinary Pathology
2703 Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University 
Ames, IA 50011-1250
 
  • Click here for information regarding special winter shipping instructions.
 

Supplies

Click on our supply request page or call 515-294-4188 to request shipping supplies (boxes, specimen jars, bags and formalin stickers)

 

To obtain Pathology results click on the CVIS Website

 

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