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Policies & Fees

Shipping/Receiving Policy


  • The ADDL receives samples from 8:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. Carcasses can be dropped off during non-business hours by calling 765-494-7440 and contacting the pathologist on duty.


  • The ADDL is happy to help you find where a particular test is run. It can be difficult to find where less commonly run tests can be performed and we will do all we can to help. Please call 765-494-7440 for assistance.



Client Policy

We hope that we can be of service to you. We welcome this opportunity to explain how the Diagnostic Laboratory operates.

  • The ADDL strongly suggests working with your veterinarian to submit any samples. You can expect to receive the best total diagnostic service when your local veterinarian coordinates the use of the laboratory. His/her training and experience will allow him/her to select, or advise you about selecting, the best specimens for work-up. It costs you as much for us to analyze nonproductive specimens as it does productive specimens. Too, your veterinarian is uniquely qualified to assess the significance of laboratory findings in light of conditions that may exist on your premises or in your area.
  • We charge fees for our services. Although modest, these fees constitute the chief source of funds for the purchase of supplies and materials that are essential for the operation of the laboratory.
  • We are not qualified to advise you about treatment of disease. Our specialized training and experience is in diagnostics, not therapeutics, and any recommendation that we might make could be more damaging rather than beneficial. Your local veterinarian is the best possible source for this information.
  • Any sample or carcass submitted to the ADDL for testing becomes the property of the ADDL and will not be released back to the client unless requested at the time of submission to the laboratory and must be approved by the director or senior pathologist on duty.
  • We are required by state law to report positive findings for several diseases to the State Veterinarian. For more information on the diseases that are reportable by Indiana State Law please use the Indiana Board of Animal Health.
  • The ADDL will receive and provide euthanasia for pigs, sheep, goats and calves being presented for diagnostic testing services during regular business hours only (8:00 am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday). No live food animals will be accepted after hours without prior notification of the necropsy pathologist on receiving duty that day so that adequate staff can be present to handle the animal(s).
  • The ADDL will not accept or euthanize any live companion animals including horses that are intended for postmortem examination and diagnostic testing. These animals must be euthanized prior to submission to the diagnostic laboratory.
  • Submissions are subject to a $10 accession fee.


  • Charges will not be levied for state or federally mandated tests.
  • Any testing requiring the sample to be sent to a non-ADDL laboratory will be charged at the rate of that laboratory or billed directly from the laboratory performing the test.
  • Any Test not listed in the User's Guide Section is subject to subcontracting
  • Postage costs for shipment of samples to other laboratories, if requested by the referring veterinarian, will be re-charged. These recharges also include serology testing.
  • Rush/after hour fees may apply to Molecular and Necropsy.
  • View ADDL Fee Schedule

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