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Services & Fees

For any questions, please email pathologyservice@cornell.edu or call 607-253-3319.

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.

Histopathology prices and test codes
Histopathology Fee Test Codes
STAT $70.00 APSTAT
Histopathology Level 1 $105.00 HISTO1
Histopathology Level 2 $160.00 HISTO2
Histopathology Level 3 $180.00 HISTO3
Hepatopathology (Liver Consult) $265.00 LVRSM + AHISLP
Dermatopathology (Derm Consult) $150.00 HISTODERM

Digital Copper Quantification (DCQ)

$62.00

DCQ

Liver Panel

$50.00

AHISLP

Stained Slides Prepared

$10.50

HISSTAIN

Unstained Slides/PCR Tubes Prepared

$5.50

HISUNSTN

Cryosection

$158.00

CRYO

Necropsy prices (based on animal weight) and test codes

Necropsy

Fee Test Codes

Necropsy (less than 0.25lbs)

$75.00 In State
$100.00 Out of State

NEC1

Necropsy (0.25-15lbs)

$145.00 In State
$200.00 Out of State

NEC2

Necropsy (16-40lbs)

$300.00 In State
$420.00 Out of State

NEC3

Necropsy (41-100lbs)

$355.00 In State
$500.00 Out of State

NEC4

Necropsy (101-500lbs)

$415.00 In State
$580.00 Out of State

NEC5

Necropsy (greater than 500lbs)

$470.00 In State
$660.00 Out of State

NEC6

Necropsy Brain Extraction

$55.00

RBE

Necropsy After Hours Drop Off

$50.00

NAHF

Immunohistochemistry prices and test codes
Immunohistochemistry Fee Test Codes

IHC with pathologist interpretation

$30.00

IHCDX2 or APIHCC

IHC without pathologist interpretation

$35.00

IHCNO

Leukocyte Panel/CCHS Panel

$110.00

APIHCPANELC

ISH with pathologist interpretation $150.00 APISH

Histopathology

Tissue fixed in 10% neutralized formalin, 10:1 formalin to tissue ratio.

STAT

Please contact lab at 607-253-3319 or email pathologyservice@cornell.edu.

Histopathology Level 1 — Histopathology Submission Form

Diagnosis Only option for this level is code HISTO1DO ($75)

  • One Biopsy or tissue site, including tissue from an off-site/field necropsy, slide review or histopathology second opinions. Full report with histopathology description.
  • Examples: A single jar with one or multiple biopsies that don’t need to be differentiated from each other; a single jar with one or multiple pieces of lung from an off-site/field necropsy; small organs such as eyes, thyroid gland, ovary, testis; slides submitted for a second opinion.

Histopathology Level 2 — Histopathology Submission Form

Diagnosis Only option for this level is code HISTO2DO ($120)
One of the following:

  • Two or more biopsies or tissue sites, including tissues from an off-site/field necropsy (endoscopic biopsies including stomach, small intestine, colon)
  • Whole organ requiring gross evaluation and multiple sections (brain, spleen, liver lobe, uterus and ovaries from OVH)
  • Evaluation of a tumor bed for complex margins
  • Hard tissues requiring decalcification (single toe, bone biopsy, tooth, hoof)
  • Request for gross evaluation by a pathologist

Histopathology Level 3 — Histopathology Submission Form

Diagnosis Only option for this level is code HISTO3DO ($130)
Two or more of the following:

  • Two or more biopsies or tissue sites, including tissues from an off-site or field necropsy
  • Whole organ/limb requiring gross evaluation and multiple sections
  • Evaluation of a tumor bed, mammary chain, or large mass with complex margins
  • Hard tissues requiring decalcification
  • Request for gross evaluation by a pathologist
  • Examples: A large complex mass and several small masses submitted from the same animal; tissues from an off-site or field necropsy including an entire brain; whole leg requiring evaluation of bone and lymph node; jaw.

Liver Consult (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.

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).

Liver Panel Stains — Histopathology Submission Form

Series of special stains used for a more thorough interpretation of liver biopsies. Liver Panel stains are included with every liver consult and can also be requested with routine liver histopathology cases. Special Stains include Masson Trichrome, Prussian Blue, Copper, and Reticulin.

Digital Copper Quantification — Histopathology Submission Form/Liver Submission Form via the Liver Portal

Quantification of Copper stained slides to evaluate levels of copper in tissue sections.

Stained Slides Prepared

H&E or Special Stained slides prepared from Anatomic Pathology cases in addition to the Histopathology. Stained slides are requested to either have Anatomic Pathology review or to have them sent to another facility for review/referral. Price is per slide prepared. Additional charges will be applied for shipping and handling.

Unstained Slides Prepared

Unstained slides or PCR tubes containing 2-3 (10uM) unstained tissue sections prepared from anatomic pathology cases that have been or are in the process of being reported on. These unstained slides or PCR tubes are prepared for the purpose of sending to another testing facility for slide review or referral analysis. Price is per slide or PCR tube prepared. Additional charges will be applied for shipping and handling.

Cryosection

Microscopic evaluation of a cryosection slide stained with Hematoxylin and Eosin prepared from a fresh unfixed tissue specimen. Cryosection evaluation is only provided when combined with standard histopathology for Cornell University Hospital for animals patients.

Necropsy

Tissue fixed in 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin, 10:1 formalin to tissue ratio. Provide 10 unstained slides for panels and 4 unstained slides for individual antibody requests per paraffin block. Each antibody request will include staining of the test slide, positive control tissue, and a negative reagent control.

Necropsy (Less than 0.25lbs) — Necropsy Submission Form

Necropsy submissions with body weighs less than or equal to 0.25lbs. Typically includes mice, small birds, bats, small amphibians, and poultry. Call 607-253-3319 or email pathologyservice@cornell.edu with questions for Necropsy with NYS contract pricing. $100 Stat fee may be applied for nights, weekends, or holidays. Stat fees will be waived for zoonotic disease suspects or herd health outbreaks.

Necropsy (0.25-15lbs) — Necropsy Submission Form

Necropsy submissions with body weighs between 0.25lbs and 15lbs. Typically includes cats, dogs, non-contract covered poultry, rabbits, ferrets, most birds, small animal abortions, and non-contract bovine and small ruminant abortions. Call 607-253-3319 or email pathologyservice@cornell.edu with questions for Necropsy with NYS contract pricing. $100 Stat fee may be applied for nights, weekends, or holidays. Stat fees will be waived for zoonotic disease suspects or herd health outbreaks.

Necropsy (16-40lbs) — Necropsy Submission Form

Necropsy submissions with body weighs between 16lbs and 40lbs. Typically includes small dogs, raccoons, large cats. Call 607-253-3319 or email pathologyservice@cornell.edu with questions for Necropsy with NYS contract pricing. $100 Stat fee may be applied for nights, weekends, or holidays. Stat fees will be waived for zoonotic disease suspects or herd health outbreaks.

Necropsy (41-100lbs) — Necropsy Submission Form

Necropsy submissions with body weighs between 41lbs and 100lbs. Typically includes large dogs, small ruminants, equine abortions. Call 607-253-3319 or email pathologyservice@cornell.edu with questions for Necropsy with NYS contract pricing. $100 Stat fee may be applied for nights, weekends, or holidays. Stat fees will be waived for zoonotic disease suspects or herd health outbreaks.

Necropsy (101-500lbs) — Necropsy Submission Form

Necropsy submissions with body weighs between 101lbs and 500lbs. Typically includes large dogs, calves, deer, adult sheep, and adult goats. Call 607-253-3319 or email pathologyservice@cornell.edu with questions for Necropsy with NYS contract pricing.  $100 Stat fee may be applied for nights, weekends, or holidays. Stat fees will be waived for zoonotic disease suspects or herd health outbreaks.

Necropsy (Greater than 500lbs) — Necropsy Submission Form

Necropsy submissions with body weighs greater than 500lbs. Typically includes large hoofstock or large carnivores. Call 607-253-3319 or email pathologyservice@cornell.edu with questions for Necropsy with NYS contract pricing. $100 Stat fee may be applied for nights, weekends, or holidays. Stat fees will be waived for zoonotic disease suspects or herd health outbreaks.

Necropsy Brain Extraction — Necropsy Submission Form and Rabies History Form

This procedure is intended for removal of the brain from the skull for rabies testing and other diagnostics in the absence of a complete necropsy. A Rabies History Form is required for all rabies suspect cases. Submitting the head or carcass to the Anatomic Pathology service for brain extraction in rabies suspect cases will be followed by shipment of brain tissue to the NYS Department of Health Lab for Rabies testing. Consideration for field collection of brain specimens and direct shipment to the NYSDOH by attending veterinarians should be considered in cases involving human exposure, especially when weekends and holidays will result in further shipping delays. Call 607-253-3319 or email pathologyservice@cornell.edu with questions.

Necropsy After Hours Drop-Off Fee

An after-hours fee of $50 will be applied when bodies are dropped off after 6pm during the week or between 3pm Saturday and 7:30am Monday morning. Additional STAT fees may apply if a necropsy is required at the time of drop off. Call 607-253-3319 or email pathologyservice@cornell.edu with questions.

Immunohistochemistry

Tissue fixed in 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin, 10:1 formalin to tissue ratio. Provide 10 unstained slides for panels and 4 unstained slides for individual antibody requests per paraffin block. Each antibody request will include staining of the test slide, positive control tissue, and a negative reagent control.

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining — Immunohistochemistry Submission Form

Slides will be stained and returned to client without a Cornell University pathologist interpretation. Additional fees will apply for shipping/handling. All paraffin blocks received will be returned to client with slides. Submit formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks (FFPE) or 4 unstained positive charged slides per antibody requested.

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining — Immunohistochemistry Submission Form

Slides will be stained and interpreted by a Cornell University pathologist by special arrangement. All slides and paraffin blocks will be retained by Cornell University. Submit formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks (FFPE) or 4 unstained positive charged slides per antibody requested.

Leukocyte Panel Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining — Immunohistochemistry Submission Form

CD3, PAX5, CD20, and IBA-1 Slides will be stained and interpreted by a Cornell University pathologist. Submit formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks (FFPE) or 10 unstained positive charged slides.

CCHS Panel Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining — Immunohistochemistry Submission Form

CD3, PAX5, CK19, LTA, and TLR-4 Slides will be stained and interpreted by a Cornell University pathologist for Cholangitis/Cholangiohepatitis Syndrome. Submit formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks (FFPE) or 10 unstained positive charged slides.

In-Situ Hybridization (ISH) Staining — In-Situ Hybridization Submission Form

Slides will be stained and interpreted by a Cornell University pathologist. All slides and paraffin blocks will be retained by Cornell University unless requested to return. Submit formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue blocks (FFPE) or 4 unstained positive charged slides per antibody requested.