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Rule Title: DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY FEES
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Department: LIVESTOCK
Chapter: OVERALL DEPARTMENT RULES
Subchapter: Fees For Licenses And Permits
 
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32.2.403    DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY FEES

(1) Services available through the Montana Department of Livestock Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MVDL) are listed in the chart in (3), entitled MVDL Services and Fees.

(a) A 50 percent surcharge will be assessed on accessions from out-of-state submitters.

(b) Mailing costs:

(i) all submissions must have shipping cost or postage prepaid;

(ii) "collect on delivery" shipments are not accepted;

(iii) any mailing costs incurred by the laboratory will be billed to the submitter.

(c) Delinquent accounts:

(i) A 1.5 percent monthly interest rate will be charged on accounts over 30 days.

(ii) Laboratory results on any account 90 days delinquent will be withheld until the entire payment is received.

(d) A 50 percent surcharge will be assessed when expedited processing is requested on a case.

(2) An accession is defined as an MVDL case number assigned to specimens from animals that are submitted by a veterinarian, owner, or other agent to the laboratory for diagnostic or surveillance testing.

(a) A fee of $5.00 will be assessed for each accession except those that are exempted. Exempted accessions are Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) tests.

(3) MVDL services and fees:

(a) Clinical Microbiology/Bacteriology:

Test

Fee

aerobic culture

$20.00

aerobic culture - additional isolate

$10.00

anaerobic culture

$24.00

anaerobic culture - additional isolate

$10.00

antibiotic sensitivity - per isolate

$15.00

brucella culture

$20.00

campylobacter culture

$16.00

dermatophyte culture

$30.00

direct microscopy

$10.00

fecal occult blood

$11.00

fungal culture

$30.00

 

listeria culture

$24.00

mycoplasma culture

$20.00

salmonella culture

$20.00

salmonella enteritidis confirmatory culture

$28.00

tritrichomonas foetus culture

$7.00

 

(b) Clinical Microbiology/Parasitology

Test

Fee

cryptosporidia exam

$10.00

dirofilaria immitis (canine heartworm) ELISA

$12.00

dirofilaria immitis microfilaria filtration

$12.00

fecal flotation

$15.00

giardia ELISA

$34.00

parasite or arthropod identification

$28.00

liver fluke sedimentation

$30.00

trichinella – pepsin degradation

$84.00

 

(c) Clinical Pathology

Test

Fee

Clinical profiles:

 

small animal health screen

$58.00

large animal health screen

$60.00

small animal clinical profile

$43.00

large animal clinical profile

$46.00

small animal pre-anesthetic profile

$30.00

feline profile

$80.00

equine fitness profile

$40.00

Endocrinology:

 

canine thyroid panel

$35.00

thyroid panel - feline

$30.00

canine total T4

$12.00

total T4

$12.00

canine TSH

$12.00

free T4 – canine & feline

$12.00

total T3

$12.00

cortisol: canine, feline, equine

$18.00

ACTH stimulation

$35.00

cortisol: pre & post

$35.00

dexamethasone suppression: pre & post

$50.00

 

Biochemistry panels:

 

small animal panel

$30.00

large animal panel

$30.00

small animal hepatic panel

$24.00

small animal renal panel

$24.00

canine endocrine panel

$28.00

feline geriatric panel

$18.00

electrolyte panel

$13.00

expanded electrolyte panel

$18.00

Other serum chemistry:

 

PLI: canine, feline

$28.00

bile acids: canine, feline, equine

$30.00

bile acids: pre & post

$42.00

phenobarbital

$28.00

Hematology:

 

small animal CBC/differential

$18.00

large animal CBC/differential

$18.00

small animal CBC/without differential

$10.00

large animal CBC/without differential

$10.00

reticulocyte count

$8.00

feline anemia panel

$48.00

fibrinogen

$6.00

hemotropic parasite screen

$6.00

urinalysis

$15.00

Miscellaneous clinical pathology tests:

 

blood cross match

$18.00

buffy coat exam

$32.00

canine direct coombs

$32.00

individual coagulation test – PT & APTT only

$24.00

lgG RID – bovine & equine

$18.00

ocular nitrate

$16.00

 

(d) Cytology

Test

Fee

CSF analysis: SG, microprotein, cytospin, cytology

$60.00

fluid analysis: total cell count, TP, SG, cytology

$47.00

FNA: imprint, smear, stained, or unstained

$45.00

 

(e) Histopathology/Immunohistochemistry

biopsy per site (includes special stains, as needed)

$55.00

mail-in necropsy (includes special stains, as needed)

$55.00

decalcification/keratin

$11.00

margin inking/evaluation

$10.00

immunohistochemistry (IHC)

$32.00

special stains (additional request)

$10.00

Duplicate/research/other slide processing (H&E)

$7.00 per slide

 

(f) Milk Testing

Test

Fee

added water

$5.00

antibiotic

$25.00

brucella ring

$8.00

coliform count

$10.00

component

$5.00

gerber

$5.00

majonnier

$15.00

phosphatase

$8.00

somatic cell count:

 

 

direct

$7.50

 

electronic

$4.00

standard plate count

$8.00

yeast & mold

$8.00

 

(g) Molecular Diagnostics (PCR)

Test

Fee

avian influenza (AI)

$40.00

Bovine coronavirus/rotavirus multiplex

$45.00

bovine virus diarrhea (BVD):

 

 

individual samples (ear notch samples)

$40.00

 

MVDL pooled (ear notch samples)

$65.00

E. coli - K99

$40.00

bovine respiratory disease viral PCR panel

$50.00

Classical Swine Fever, Foot & Mouth Disease, Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, Swine Influenza Virus, or Avian Paramyxovirus PCR

 

$40.00 each

 

mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (Johne's):

 

 

individual sample

$36.00

 

MVDL pooled (up to 5 feces samples)

$42.00

salmonella enteritidis PCR

$36.00

tritrichomonas foetus:

 

 

individual sample

$30.00

 

MVDL pooled (up to 5 samples)

$55.00

 

(h) Pathology

Test

Fee

abortion workup, livestock

$65.00

neonatal diarrhea workup - livestock

$125.00

carcass disposal – incineration (livestock)(per lb)

$0.50

carcass disposal – incineration (other species)(per lb)

$1.00

Animal remains return/transfer

$25.00

Pathologist time (after hours/insurance/legal cases)

$200.00/hour

after hours carcass receiving

$25.00

necropsy - livestock

$120.00

necropsy - other species

$150.00

spinal cord removal (in addition to necropsy fee):

 

 

small animal

$75.00

 

large animal

$125.00

 

(i) Rabies

Test

Fee

small animal

$35.00

livestock with histopathology

$65.00

 

(j) Serology

Test

Fee

anaplasmosis cELISA

$10.00

avian influenza (AI) AGID

$8.00

bluetongue cELISA

$10.00

bovine leukemia virus (BLV) ELISA

$8.00

bovine leukemia virus (BLV) AGID

$10.00

bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) – SN

$10.00

bovine virus diarrhea type I, II – SN

$18.00

bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) ELISA

$6.00

brucella abortus:

 

 

 

card, BAPA, or RAP

$2.50

 

FP

$3.50

 

rivanol, SPT, CF, STT

$3.50

brucella ovis ELISA

$9.00

caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) cELISA

$9.00

epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) – AGID

$13.00

equine infectious anemia (EIA) AGID individual sample

$10.00

equine infectious anemia (EIA) cELISA

individual sample

$14.00

EIA Global Vet Link surcharge (per animal)

$2.00

infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR)-SN

$9.00

leptospirosis MAT:

 

 

(routine) L. canicola, L. grippo, L. hardjo, L. ictero, L. pomona

$15.00

 

L. autumnalis, L. bratislava

$3.00/serovar

mycobacterium paratuberculosis (PTB) ELISA

$9.00

ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP):

 

 

AGID or cELISA

$8.00

parainfluenza 3 (PI3) - HAI

$7.00

pseudorabies - gB ELISA

$7.50

salmonella pullorum MAT

$6.50

vesicular stomatitis (VS):

 

 

CF

$55.00

 

NJ & Ind - SN

$18.00

west nile virus IgM ELISA

$26.00

 

(k) Serology - Small Animal

Test

Fee

brucella canis - RSAT screen, 2ME-TAT confirmation

$26.00

feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) ELISA

$35.00

feline leukemia virus (FeLV) SNAP

$24.00

feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency virus/heartworm SNAP

$32.00

 

(l) Virology

Test

Fee

canine parvovirus SNAP

$30.00

fluorescent antibody (FA) testing - per agent:

 

 

bovine coronavirus (BCV)

$11.00

 

bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) SN

$11.00

 

bovine virus diarrhea (BVD)

$11.00

 

canine distemper (CDV)

$11.00

 

canine parvovirus (CPV)

$11.00

 

equine herpesvirus (EHV)

$11.00

 

feline panleukopenia (FPLV)

$11.00

 

feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)

$11.00

 

feline herpes (FHV)

$11.00

 

infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR)

$11.00

 

leptospira

$11.00

 

parainfluenza - 3 Virus (PI-3)

$11.00

 

porcine parvovirus (PPV)

$11.00

chronic wasting disease IHC

$34.00

chronic wasting disease ELISA

$14.00

virus isolation (livestock only)

$34.00

 

(m) Miscellaneous Tests/Fees

Test

Fee

duplicate test result reporting (hard copy)

$4.00

organization fee

$75.00/hour

after hours reporting fee

$20.00

shipping and handling (referrals)

$20.00

incoming shipping (web submissions)

$7.00

neospora ELISA

$8.00

pregnancy ELISA

$6.00

kits (abortion, diarrhea, necropsy, biopsy)

$5.00

pads of forms

$5.00

rabies shippers

$22.00

blood tube mailers (small)

$2.50

blood tube mailers (medium)

$5.00

blood tube mailers (large)

$7.50

40 tube blood mailers

$5.00

trich pouches

$7.50

campylobacter tube

$2.00

 

History: 81-1-102, 81-2-102, MCA; IMP, 81-1-301, 81-1-302, 81-2-102, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3411, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1289, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 2591, Eff. 10/22/04; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1785, Eff. 9/23/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1882, Eff. 7/28/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1678, Eff. 10/26/07; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2068, Eff. 10/12/12; AMD, 2013 MAR p.1341, Eff. 7/26/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2783, Eff. 11/7/14; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 1297, Eff. 8/5/17; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2123, Eff. 1/6/20.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
32-18-292 1/6/2020 Current History: 81-1-102, 81-2-102, MCA; IMP, 81-1-301, 81-1-302, 81-2-102, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3411, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1289, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 2591, Eff. 10/22/04; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1785, Eff. 9/23/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1882, Eff. 7/28/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1678, Eff. 10/26/07; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2068, Eff. 10/12/12; AMD, 2013 MAR p.1341, Eff. 7/26/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2783, Eff. 11/7/14; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 1297, Eff. 8/5/17; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2123, Eff. 1/6/20.
32-17-284 8/5/2017 1/6/2020 History: 81-1-102, 81-2-102, MCA; IMP, 81-1-301, 81-1-302, 81-2-102, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3411, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1289, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 2591, Eff. 10/22/04; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1785, Eff. 9/23/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1882, Eff. 7/28/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1678, Eff. 10/26/07; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2068, Eff. 10/12/12; AMD, 2013 MAR p.1341, Eff. 7/26/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2783, Eff. 11/7/14; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 1297, Eff. 8/5/17.
32-14-257 11/7/2014 8/5/2017 History: 81-1-102, 81-2-102, MCA; IMP, 81-1-301, 81-1-302, 81-2-102, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3411, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1289, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 2591, Eff. 10/22/04; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1785, Eff. 9/23/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1882, Eff. 7/28/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1678, Eff. 10/26/07; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2068, Eff. 10/12/12; AMD, 2013 MAR p.1341, Eff. 7/26/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2783, Eff. 11/7/14.
32-13-231 7/26/2013 11/7/2014 History: 81-1-102, 81-2-102, MCA; IMP, 81-1-301, 81-1-302, 81-2-102, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3411, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1289, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 2591, Eff. 10/22/04; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1785, Eff. 9/23/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1882, Eff. 7/28/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1678, Eff. 10/26/07; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2068, Eff. 10/12/12; AMD, 2013 MAR p.1341, Eff. 7/26/13.
32-12-226 10/12/2012 7/26/2013 History: 81-1-102, 81-2-102, MCA; IMP, 81-1-301, 81-1-302, 81-2-102, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3411, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1289, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 2591, Eff. 10/22/04; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1785, Eff. 9/23/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1882, Eff. 7/28/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1678, Eff. 10/26/07; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2068, Eff. 10/12/12.
32-7-187 10/26/2007 10/12/2012 History: 81-1-102, 81-2-102, MCA; IMP, 81-2-102, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3411, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1289, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 2591, Eff. 10/22/04; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1785, Eff. 9/23/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1882, Eff. 7/28/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1678, Eff. 10/26/07.
7/28/2006 10/26/2007 History: 81-1-10, 81-2-102, MCA; IMP, 81-1-301, 81-1-302, 81-2-102, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 3411, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1289, Eff. 6/27/03; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 2591, Eff. 10/22/04; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1785, Eff. 9/23/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1882, Eff. 7/28/06.
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