Avian, Fish, Mink
Diagnostic Section: 
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight in an insulated container, with ice packs. Remains may also be delivered to the OVDL between 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
Test Fee: 
Gross Necropsy: $50.00. Complete Necropsy: $50.00 + additional testing upon pathologist discretion (price varies)
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
Turn around times are dependent upon whether ancillary testing is needed, 1-2 weeks are standard.
Specimen Requirements: 

Fresh whole body

Additional Information: 
  • Post necropsy, remains will only be released to a licensed crematory service. Arrangements must be made directly with the crematory service, prior to delivery to the OVDL. If no selection is made, routine disposal will be completed. 
  • NO cases will be accepted after hours, on weekends and holidays unless on an emergency basis. The OVDL has pathologists on-call after hours, weekends and holidays.  The pathologist on-call has the discretion to accept an emergency case (e.g., emergency herd health, food safety, public health/human health) although, if accepted during after hours, weekends or holidays there is an additional fee of $75.