Electron Microscopy

The mission of the Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrastructural Pathology Service (VDUP) is to provide electron microscopy diagnostic solutions to the veterinary community, pathologists, and researchers throughout the US and abroad.

The VDUP is a state-of-the art laboratory, fully acreddited, certified, and licensed, and under the direction of an experienced ACVP Board-Certified Veterinary Pathologist. The VDUP specializes in the diagnosis of diseases of domestic and wildlife animals including invertebrate and vertebrate, terrestrial, or aquatic species.

Services & Fees

Effective January 1, 2018

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions. Additional charges may apply if samples are submitted in paraffin blocks, or if images are requested. Please contact Dr. Anibal Armien for more information. All fees are in US $.

Note on days tested and turnaround times: Samples must be received at least one business day before the scheduled testing day. New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin. Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time. If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

Submission Forms

Specimen Requirements:

Do not freeze. See the submission guidelines below

Shipping Container:

sterile container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
50.00
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
2 business days
Comments:

Negative staining package includes:

  • Routine processing/staining per sample
  • 30 minutes of scope time by lab personnel

Additional samples, alternate processing methods, and/or additional scope time will incur extra costs.

Submission Guidelines

Specimen Requirements:

Do NOT freeze. See the submission guidelines below

Shipping Container:

sterile container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
315.00 - 415.00 See Comments Below
Days Tested:
Contact Dr. Armien, armie001@umn.edu
Turnaround Time:
Contact Dr. Armien, armie001@umn.edu
Comments:
Sample  retrieval wet tissue (formalin; glutaraldehyde, paraformaldehyde)

 

315.00

Sample retrieval from formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) block

 

385.00

Sample retrieval from FFPE preparations  mounted in glass slide

 

415.00

Cell pelletization

 

375.00

Pathogen screening  (additional  fee will be charge) - Pathologist consultation time (plus scope time) -

 

 

To be determined

Submission Guidelines

Diagnostic Services

herpesvirus infected CRFK cellsA.   herpesvirus infected CRFK cellsB.  herpesvirus infected CRFK cellsC. 

A,B: Transmission electron micrographs of the herpesvirus-infected CRFK cells
C: Negative stain of herpesvirus