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