Rates

Small pink zebrafish swim in petri dishProviding veterinary care to all animals used at the University of Michigan, the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) offers the entire U-M community economical, efficient, and specialized services that promote scientific advancements while upholding the highest animal welfare standards.

ULAM's shared services, equipment, resources, and expertise are provided on a fee-for-service basis (usually in the form of a recharge rate).

Fees are billed monthly to departmental and/or investigator accounts, and are often associated with the purchase of animals and supplies, daily care of animals, technical assistance, and specialized research support services.

Per-diem rates for animal care, or direct charges for personnel costs and supplies, are based on the cost analysis and recovery procedures outlined in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Research Facilities.

The University’s Financial Analysis Office reviews and approves rates on an annual basis.

Rates for animal husbandry care include items such as purchase of animals and supplies, daily care of animals, and technical assistance.

Per-diem rates for animal care, or direct charges for personnel costs and supplies, are based on the cost analysis and recovery procedures outlined in the NIH’s Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Research Facilities.

Husbandry Per-Diem Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Mice - Breeding Colony Vented $  1.87 01/01/2020
Mice - Nude $  1.50 01/01/2020
Mice - Small $  0.95 01/01/2020
Mice - Ventilated $  0.84 01/01/2020
Mice - Breeding Colony $  2.13 01/01/2020
Rat - Nude $  3.88 01/01/2020
Rat - Small $  1.74 01/01/2020
Rat - Ventilated $  1.49 01/01/2020
Rat - Breeding Colony $  2.48 01/01/2020
Biocontainment Nude/SCID $  2.76 01/01/2020
Biocontainment Rodent #1 $  1.88 01/01/2020
Biocontainment Rodent #3 $  3.74 01/01/2020
Biocontainment Guinea Pig $  3.88 01/01/2020
Hamster #3 $  1.73 01/01/2020
Guinea Pig #3 $  3.19 01/01/2020
Guinea Pig #6 $  4.71 01/01/2020
NHP $  24.03 01/01/2020
Dog $  19.67 01/01/2020
Dog - Group $  8.94 01/01/2020
Cat $  17.08 01/01/2020
Chicken $  5.16 01/01/2020
Biocontainment - Chicken $  5.16 01/01/2020
Rabbit $  4.83 01/01/2020
Pig $  16.81 01/01/2020
Sheep (campus) $  21.64 01/01/2020
Sheep (SRF) $  10.78 01/01/2020
Calf $  21.64 01/01/2020
Frog $  0.53 01/01/2020

Husbandry Hourly Labor Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Husbandry Technician Labor Rate/Hour $  38.88 01/01/2020
Husbandry Technician Labor Rate/Hour Overtime $  58.32 01/01/2020

Containment Housing Service Charges

Service charges are added to standard animal husbandry per-diem rates for each day that any animal has entered into containment housing without an established biocontainment per-diem rate. Containment charges will appear as separate service charges on your Statement of Charges.

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Small Cage Containment Charge (rodents, guinea pigs) $  0.98/day 01/01/2020
Large Pen Containment Charge (pigs, sheep, dogs, rabbits, calves, etc.) $  4.10/day 01/01/2020

 

Example of how service charges will appear:

Large Animal Containment – Calf Per-Diem Rate $ 22.43
Large Pen Containment Service Charge $ 4.10
TOTAL DAILY COST: $ 26.53

Members of the veterinary technician team are available seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Special support services can be arranged by contacting the ULAM Veterinary Technician Team at ulam-vet-tech@umich.edu or (734) 936-1037.

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Veterinary Technician Labor Rate/Hour $  59.13 01/01/2019
Veterinary Technician Labor Rate/Hour Overtime $  88.70 01/01/2019
Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental $  34.80 01/01/2019
Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental – Overnight $  17.40 01/01/2019
Surgical Pack $  10.00 01/01/2019
Film Sheet Xray - Large $  4.13 01/01/2019
Film Sheet Xray - Medium $  2.68 01/01/2019
Film Sheet Xray - Small $  1.37 01/01/2019
Digital Xray $  1.00 01/01/2019

IVAC Necropsy Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Tissue Preparation
Trim/Cassette (Paraffin or OCT) $  12.00 08/01/2019
Decalcification $  10.40 08/01/2019
 
Necropsy
Fixed Animal Necropsy $  78.00 08/01/2019
Small Animal Necropsy $  75.00 08/01/2019
Medium Animal Necropsy $  150.00 08/01/2019
Large Animal Necropsy $  320.00 08/01/2019
Large Animal Biohazard Necropsy $  422.50 08/01/2019
IVAC Necropsy Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 08/01/2019
IVAC Necropsy Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 08/01/2019

 

Special considerations apply for projects with internal Medical School funding or to Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Consortium members; please inquire.

IVAC Histology Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Standard Histology Procedures
Paraffin H&E Slide (section & stain) $  7.50 08/01/2019
Paraffin Processing & Embedding $  4.50 08/01/2019
Paraffin Unstained Slides $  5.00 08/01/2019
H&E Stain (slide provided by PI) $  4.00 08/01/2019
Frozen H&E Slide (section & stain) $  11.00 08/01/2019
Frozen Unstained Slide $  10.00 08/01/2019
IVAC Histology Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 08/01/2019
IVAC Histology Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 08/01/2019
Cryostat (self-service)/Hour $  10.00 08/01/2019
 
Immunohistochemistry Stains
IHC Stain (non-IVAC Primary) $  35.00 08/01/2019
IHC aSMA $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC CD45R-B220 $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC CD3 $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC CD4 $  38.00 08/01/2019
IHC CD8a $  38.00 08/01/2019
IHC CD31 $  38.00 08/01/2019
IHC Cleaved Caspase-3 $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC F4/80 $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC GFAP $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC GFP $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC Ki67 $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC Ly-6G $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC Lyve-1 $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC Mac2 $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC Neurofilament $  33.00 08/01/2019
IHC Von Willebrand Factor $  38.00 08/01/2019
IHC Negative Control $  35.00 08/01/2019
IHC Stain - Frozen IHC $  40.00 08/01/2019
 
Special Histochemical Stains
Special Stain Other $  30.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Gram $  35.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Luxol Fast Blue (LFB) $  20.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Masson Trichrome (MTC) $  20.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Picrosirius Red (PSR) $  20.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Prussian Blue $  20.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Toluidine Blue $  20.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Verhoeff Van Gieson (VVG) $  35.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Warthin-Starry $  35.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Alcian Blue (AB) $  20.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Alcian Blue PAS (AB-PAS) $  35.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Alizarin Red $  30.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Congo Red $  26.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Grocott Methenamine Silver (GMS) $  35.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Luxol Fast Blue PAS (LFB-PAS) $  35.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Oil Red O (ORO) $  30.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain PTAH $  35.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS) $  20.00 08/01/2019
Special Stain Ziehl Neelson $  35.00 08/01/2019

 

Special considerations apply for projects with internal Medical School funding or to Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Consortium members; please inquire.

IVAC Clinical Pathology: Hematology, Chemistry, Diagnostic Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Serum Chemistry
1 Chemistry/Animal $  17.65 08/01/2019
2 Chemistries/Animal $  28.68 08/01/2019
3 Chemistries/Animal $  36.39 08/01/2019
4 Chemistries/Animal $  42.43 08/01/2019
5 Chemistries/Animal $  48.13 08/01/2019
Additional Chemistry Test $  5.05 08/01/2019
Full Chemistry Panel $  49.83 08/01/2019
Electrolytes $  17.08 08/01/2019
Mini Chem Panel $  36.42 08/01/2019
Mini Liver Panel $  20.39 08/01/2019
Pig Full Chemistry Panel $  53.36 08/01/2019
Liver Panel $  35.98 08/01/2019
Renal Panel $  25.95 08/01/2019
 
Hematology
CBC w/ Auto Differential $  18.98 08/01/2019
Blood Smear (prep only) $  9.59 08/01/2019
Manual (WBC) Differential $  27.11 08/01/2019
Reticulocyte Count $  27.41 08/01/2019
Hematocrit, Spun $  13.19 08/01/2019
PT/PTT $  50.48 08/01/2019
 
Other Clinical Pathology
TP, Refractometer $  15.39 08/01/2019
Urinalysis, Complete $  32.16 08/01/2019
Urinalysis, Routine $  31.25 08/01/2019
Fecal Flotation $  28.75 08/01/2019
ADL Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 08/01/2019
ADL Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 08/01/2019
Laboratory Sendout Processing Fee $  18.93 08/01/2019
Microbial Culture please inquire
Animal Pathogen PCR (panels or single) please inquire

 

Special considerations apply for projects with internal Medical School funding or to Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Consortium members; please inquire.

The facilities are operated on a fee-for-service basis. Users are charged based on the amount of time technicians spend performing the services.

IVAC Aperio® Digital Slide Scanning Rates 

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
IVAC Aperio® Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 08/01/2019
IVAC Aperio® Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 08/01/2019

 

Based on slide volume; please inquire.

IVAC Technical Services Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
IVAC Technical Services Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 08/01/2019
IVAC Technical Services Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 08/01/2019

 

Special considerations apply for projects with internal Medical School funding or to Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Consortium members; please inquire.

IVAC Pathologist Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
IVAC Pathologist Hourly Rate $  195.62 08/01/2019

For more information about IVAC technician fees, please see the In-Vivo Animal Core (IVAC) tab above.

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
1 Chemistry/Animal $  17.65 08/01/2019
2 Chemistries/Animal $  28.68 08/01/2019
3 Chemistries/Animal $  36.39 08/01/2019
4 Chemistries/Animal $  42.43 08/01/2019
5 Chemistries/Animal $  48.13 08/01/2019
Additional Chemistry Test $  5.05 08/01/2019
ADL Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 08/01/2019
ADL Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 08/01/2019
ADS - AGID $  12.72 08/01/2019
ADS C. Difficile ELISA $  56.98 08/01/2019
ADS - C. Perfringens ELISA $  43.73 08/01/2019
ADS - CAE ELISA $  10.60 08/01/2019
ADS - Clostridia ELISA $  74.20 08/01/2019
ADS - Corynebacterium Bovis $  65.24 08/01/2019
ADS - Custom PCR CAP $  174.56 08/01/2019
ADS - Fecal Culture $  42.40 08/01/2019
ADS - General Culture $  53.00 08/01/2019
ADS - Mycoplasma Culture $  26.50 08/01/2019
ADS - Mycoplasma Ovid PCR $  41.34 08/01/2019
ADS - OPP $  10.60 08/01/2019
ADS - Parasite Identification $  31.80 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR C. Perfringens $  26.50 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR EDIM $  81.56 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Essential Xenopus Panel $  105.55 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Essential Zebrafish Panel $  249.60 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR for SRV $  112.63 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Fur Mite $  112.30 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Fur Mites $  81.56 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Guinea Pig Panel A $  143.00 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Helicobacter (L-04) $  112.30 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Helicobacter (RA-03) $  85.11 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR MNV $  82.55 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Mouse Enteric $  104.94 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Mouse Quarantine Panel $  208.33 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Pinworm (L-01) $  82.55 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Pinworm (RA-01) $  81.56 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Pneumocystic $  52.47 08/01/2019
ADS - PCR Surveillance/Rat Opti-Xxpress $  251.01 08/01/2019
ADS - PCV2 $  41.34 08/01/2019
ADS - PRIA Rabbit Plus Surveillance (CRL) $  290.86 08/01/2019
ADS - PRRS PCR $  41.34 08/01/2019
ADS - SIV $  15.90 08/01/2019
ADS - SIV PCR $  41.34 08/01/2019
ADS - SRV (VRL) $  15.90 08/01/2019
ADS - Total Protein Creatinine Ratio Urine $  41.87 08/01/2019
ADS - Trichomonas Murine PCR $  53.00 08/01/2019
ADS - Urine Culture $  47.70 08/01/2019
ADS - Urine Culture & Susceptibility $  47.70 08/01/2019
ADS - Urine Protein/Creatine $  33.31 08/01/2019
ADS - Vitamin E Tissue (DCPAH) $  31.80 08/01/2019
Anaerobic Culture $  34.97 08/01/2019
Blood Culture & Susceptibility $  78.22 08/01/2019
Blood Smear (prep only) $  9.59 08/01/2019
CBC w/ Auto Differential $  18.98 08/01/2019
Ceca - Mouse $  17.53 08/01/2019
Ceca - Rat $  21.52 08/01/2019
Direct Smear for Parasites $  21.88 08/01/2019
Ectoparasite Exam, Microscopic $  8.78 08/01/2019
Electrolytes $  17.08 08/01/2019
Fecal Culture & Susceptibility $  69.74 08/01/2019
Fecal Flotation $  28.75 08/01/2019
Fecal Occult Blood $  21.26 08/01/2019
Full Chemistry Panel $  49.83 08/01/2019
Fungal Culture $  41.39 08/01/2019
General Culture & Susceptibility $  61.27 08/01/2019
Hematocrit, Spun $  13.19 08/01/2019
Herpes B Cell Culture Virology $  195.00 08/01/2019
Herpes B Serology - Antibody $  104.00 08/01/2019
Insulated Sample Transport Box $  20.16 08/01/2019
Laboratory Sendout Processing Fee $  18.93 08/01/2019
Liver Panel $  35.98 08/01/2019
Manual (WBC) Differential $  27.11 08/01/2019
McMasters Fecal Exam $  17.34 08/01/2019
Mini Chem Panel $  36.42 08/01/2019
Mini Liver Panel $  20.39 08/01/2019
Pig Full Chemistry Panel $  53.36 08/01/2019
PT/PTT $  50.48 08/01/2019
Renal Panel $  25.95 08/01/2019
Reticulocyte Count $  27.41 08/01/2019
Room Temp Sample Transport Box $  9.74 08/01/2019
TP, Refractometer $  15.39 08/01/2019
Urinalysis, Complete $  32.16 08/01/2019
Urinalysis, Routine $  31.25 08/01/2019
Urine Protein/Creatinine Ratio $  41.64 08/01/2019
Verify Ampule (autoclave control) $  15.26 08/01/2019

Germ-Free Animal Procurement Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
C57Bl/6 Germ-Free Mice (per animal) $  65.64 07/01/2020
Swiss-Webster Germ-Free Mice (per animal) $  52.51 07/01/2020
IL-10KO Germ-Free Mice (per animal) $  65.64 07/01/2020
Rag1/KO Germ-Free Mice (per animal) $  65.64 07/01/2020

Germ-Free Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
5-pack fecal kit $  16.83 07/01/2020
10-pack fecal kit $  19.28 07/01/2020
5-pack serum submandibular collection kit $  19.38 07/01/2020
10-pack serum submandibular collection kit $  17.46 07/01/2020
5-pack whole blood submandibular collection kit $  20.22 07/01/2020
10-pack whole blood submandibular collection kit $  24.96 07/01/2020
Injection kit $  17.52 07/01/2020
Germ-Free per diem (per cage/day) $  5.59 07/01/2020
Germ-Free shipper $  764.24 07/01/2020
Gas sterilization - small $  20.49 07/01/2020
Gas sterilization - medium $  18.80 07/01/2020
Gas sterilization - large $  25.76 07/01/2020
Sterile mouse box transport kit $  18.62 07/01/2020
Oral gavage w/ feeding needle kit $  21.29 07/01/2020
Port entry/exit $  22.33 07/01/2020

The facilities are operated on a fee-for-service basis. Users are charged for all supplies, technical assistance, and equipment used. Complete estimates are available upon request.

Please contact ulam-asor@umich.edu or call (734) 764-0224 for more information. Voicemail inquiries will be returned as soon as possible.

DESCRIPTION RATE UNIT EFFECTIVE
Room Rate $  30.00 per hour 08/01/2019
Daily Room Rate $  300.00 per day 08/01/2019
Tech Time Hourly Rate $  60.00 per hour 08/01/2019
Cancellation Fee $  50.00 per cancellation 08/01/2019
No Show Fee $  75.00 per no show 08/01/2019

Unless otherwise requested, ULAM will process all charges incurred by labs that are associated with the ULAM Anesthetic Machine Inspection Program.
With the exception of Veterinary Technician Labor, our vendor (Vetamac) sets all rates for anesthetic machine servicing and inspection(s).

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
ULAM Servicing, Certification, & Rental Rates  
Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental $  34.80 per day 01/01/2019
Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental – Overnight $  17.40 01/01/2019
Veterinary Technician Labor Rate – Anesthesia Machine Certification & Servicing  Varies depending on time spent on service,
but usually ~ $30.00 per machine
01/01/2019
   
Vetamac Servicing, Certification, & Rental Rates  
Anesthetic delivery system and vaporizer with no sodasorb canister
or breathing head. This includes a traditional, single station rodent anesthesia unit
$  120.00 08/17/2020
Anesthetic delivery system and vaporizer with breathing circuit
and sodasorb canister
$  243.00 08/17/2020
Minor repairs performed at the time of inspection Varies 08/17/2020
Non-compact rodent machines such as surgivet (multiple stations) $  152.00 08/17/2020
Loaner vaporizer while one is being repaired $  90.00 08/17/2020
Vaporizer calibration and major repair (must be done offsite)  $  285.00 – $ 452.00 08/17/2020
Service charge for Vetamac to come to campus $  166.00 per day.
Charge is divided by number of labs
requesting the service.
Usually ~ $15.00 – $ 25.00 per lab
08/17/2020

A small processing fee is applied to each non-controlled substances order submitted through ULAM.

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
ULAM Pharmacy Order Processing Fee $  5.00 08/01/2019

 

Rates subject to change.

Questions?

For additional rates information, or billing-related questions, please contact the ULAM Business Office at ulam-finance@umich.edu or (734) 764-0277.