Fetal Neonatal Protocol (Abortion)

Section: Pathology

Fee: $175.00*

Turnaround Time: 10 days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Ruminant




Minimum Amount

Fetus and Placenta

See list below

Neonate (less than 24 hours)

whole body

Collection Information

GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
FETUS/FETAL TISSUES - Refrigerate and store the body until it is able to be delivered to the lab for necropsy. Deliver to ADDL for necropsy as soon as possible to minimize autolysis. Remember to collect and submit placenta (cotyledonary NOT amniotic).

Shipping Information

FETUS/FETAL TISSUES - Double bag body if shipping through a courier service. Ship placenta in a separate leakproof, plastic bag.

Additional Information
The Fetal/Neonatal Protocol fee will be charged for each of the following individuals or groups: 1 bovine fetus/neonate; up to 2 ovine/caprine/other ruminant fetuses/neonates; up to 3 porcine/feline/canine fetuses/neonates. Tissue from multiple fetuses/neonates will be pooled for ancillary testing.

Neonates for this protocol are animals within 24 hours after birth.

Fee does not include $10 accessioning fee.

*Necropsy cases will have an additional fee added for disposal of the remains. For more information, visit Necropsy Disposal.

For information about equine cases, visit Equine Fetal Neonatal Protocol.

Owner-submitted necropsy cases are required to prepay at the time of submission. The sum of the prepayment will be the accessioning fee, necropsy fee, and the elected remains disposition. Payment may be made in cash or check. Fees associated with any returned checks will be added to the case. Additional charges related to the case will be billed to the client upon completion.

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