Changes in AHL Histopathology charging parameters for 2021/2022

Josepha DeLay, Susan Lapos, Jim Fairles   Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

AHL Newsletter 2021;25(2):7.

Please be aware of several changes to several AHL histopathology tests, beginning on May 1, 2021.

  • Food animal histopathology cases with >25 pieces of fixed tissue submitted will have additional charges applied.  This is to cover additional technical and pathologist time required to trim, process, and interpret a large number of samples.  The additional charges will include either doubling of the histopathology test fee, or a per slide fee if >10 slides, depending on the specific case.
  • Additional fees for decalcification or nail / hoof softening will be applied to all cases requiring these extra procedures to prepare tissues for histologic sectioning.
  • For excisional tumor biopsies >2 cm diameter, margin evaluation will only be done if requested on the submission form.  Additional charges will apply.  AHL