The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL), in consultation with the UKVDL Advisory Committee, has increased fees for 17 tests/panels offered.

The UKVDL offers 233 tests/panels. On average, the fees for the 17 tests/panels increased 5%. These were selected based on historical volume of testing, availability of the testing at other laboratories and an assessment of the fee level in comparison with other laboratories.

“We very much appreciate your business and look forward to working with you in the coming fiscal year,” said Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, director of the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. “Let us know how we can serve you better.”

The new prices went into effect July 1, and can be viewed in the chart below. The fees listed do not include the $10 accession fee. More information including a full list of all tests/panels offered by UKVDL is available at

Test Name fy2015 Fee In-State fy2015 Fee Out-of-State
Equine adult $120 $180
Equine fetus/foal $60 $90
Equine placenta $35 $52.50
Food animal adult $50 $75
Food animal <1 year old $40 $60
Poultry and other food birds $30 $45
Small animal/exotic/pet bird/wildlife $80 $120
Spinal cord removal $150 $225
Equine adult (field necropsy) $60 $90
Equine fetus/foal (field necropsy) $40 $60
Food animal adult (field necropsy) $40 $60
Food animal <1 year old (field necropsy) $30 $45
Poultry and other food birds (field necropsy) $20 $30
Small animal/exotic/pet bird/wildlife (field necropsy) $50 $75
Biopsy - Histopathology $40 $60
Fluid exam $30 $45
Cytology with pathologist review $35 $52.50

Jenny Evans, MFA, is the marketing and promotion specialist senior at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center.

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