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Services & Fees

Effective November 19, 2015

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions, except rabies tests. 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 form

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information.

Specimen Requirements:

live or freshly dead fish

Shipping Container:

leakproof container or plastic bags

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
204.00 per lot per cell line per temperature (60 fish)
Days Tested:
M-W
Turnaround Time:
14-21 days
Comments:

For larger lots, contact lab for information and pricing. 

Specimen Requirements:

1 cm x 1 cm ear tissue (1/2 inch notching pliers)

Shipping Container:

6 or 10 ml red top tube (no additive or gel)

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
5.25
Days Tested:
W
Turnaround Time:
2-8 bus. days
Comments:

For individual testing of ear notch samples only. See Molecular Diagnostics, Viral PCR for BVD ear notch pooled testing.

Specimen Requirements:

head or whole brain

Shipping Container:

sealed, leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
26.25
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 business days
Comments:

See the Rabies home page for more information on submitting for this test. After the brain samples are collected at the VDL, staff at the Minnesota Department of Health perform the fluorescent antibody test.

Specimen Requirements:

isolate

Shipping Container:
Coolant:
Fee:
99.25
Days Tested:
as requested
Turnaround Time:
7-14 business days*
Comments:

Once ready, isolates are shipped M-Th from the laboratory. No shipping on Fridays.

*The turnaround time may vary depending upon growth of virus in cells.

Specimen Requirements:

tissue, swabs, etc

Shipping Container:

plastic tube or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
34.00
Days Tested:
T
Turnaround Time:
21-28 days or more if blind passages are needed (see comments)
Comments:

Turnaround time will change if any case(s) have to be reinoculated for any reason. See Appendix A for a list of cell types used to isolate viruses.

Specimen Requirements:

tissue

Shipping Container:

plastic tube or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
26.25 per cell line per temperature
Days Tested:
T-W
Turnaround Time:
14-21 days
Comments:

See Appendix A for a list of cell types used to isolate viruses.

Specimen Requirements:

tissue, swabs, feces or buffy coat

Shipping Container:

plastic tube or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
34.00 each cell line
Days Tested:
F
Turnaround Time:
14 -21 days or more if blind passages are needed
Comments:

See Appendix A for a list of cell types used to isolate viruses.

Specimen Requirements:

tissues, swabs, vesicular fluids, etc.

Shipping Container:

plastic tube or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
34.00
Days Tested:
Once weekly or as needed
Turnaround Time:
14-21 days or more if blind passages are needed
Comments:

See Appendix A for a list of cell types used to isolate viruses.

Specimen Requirements:

tissue, swabs, etc.

Shipping Container:

plastic tube or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
34.00 each cell line
Days Tested:
T-Th
Turnaround Time:
14-21 days or more if blind passages are needed
Comments:

See Appendix A for a list of cell types used to isolate viruses.

Specimen Requirements:

virus isolate or sample

Shipping Container:

styrofoam

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
86.00
Days Tested:
on request as needed
Turnaround Time:
14-28 days
Comments:

The turnaround time may vary depending upon availability of cells, growth of virus in cells, more number of samples, etc. The client will be notified if turnaround time exceeds the stipulated time.