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Biopsy & Postmortem Examinations

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  • Monday-Friday
  • 8am-4:30pm
Simplified Submission Instructions

Step 1: Complete the necropsy submission form.

  • Electronic (Preferred)
  • Paper

Step 2Print all pertinent and recent medical records to send with the body.

Step 3Arrange for animal delivery to the Diagnostic Pathology Center.

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  • Courier service available by request.


Bodies being submitted for necropsy should be delivered to the necropsy receiving dock on the north side of the Diagnostic Pathology Center. Submissions are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Bodies that cannot be promptly delivered during business hours should NOT be frozen. Keep them refrigerated (~3-5°C) and submit within 24 hours. Contact us at the above number if the postmortem interval is expected to be longer than 24 hours. Small animals will be sent for cremation through PALS, Inc., and the ashes will be returned to the submitting veterinary clinic. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or with any questions you might have.

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Biopsy samples submitted will be processed and routinely stained, and a diagnostic interpretation will be sent in the form of a written report. The histopathology report will typically be provided within two to five business days from the time samples are received. Additional histochemical and/or immunohistochemical stains may be needed to provide an accurate diagnosis. Clinicians submitting samples will be contacted to approve any additional staining and associated costs.

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