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 $  1.81 01/01/2022
Mice – Nude $  1.35 01/01/2022
Mice – Small $  1.05 01/01/2022
Mice – Ventilated $  0.93 01/01/2022
Mice – Breeding Colony $  2.20 01/01/2022
Rat – Nude $  3.61 01/01/2022
Rat – Small $  1.86 01/01/2022
Rat – Ventilated $  1.64 01/01/2022
Rat – Breeding Colony $  2.58 01/01/2022
Biocontainment Nude/SCID $  3.06 01/01/2022
Biocontainment Rodent #1 $  1.88 01/01/2022
Biocontainment Rodent #3 $  3.36 01/01/2022
Biocontainment Guinea Pig $  3.88 01/01/2022
Hamster, #3 $  1.85 01/01/2022
Guinea Pig, #3 $  3.38 01/01/2022
Guinea Pig, #6 $  5.21 01/01/2022
NHP $  26.61 01/01/2022
Dog $  19.67 01/01/2022
Dog – Group $  9.90 01/01/2022
Cat $  16.44 01/01/2022
Chicken $  5.52 01/01/2022
Biocontainment – Chicken $  5.52 01/01/2022
Rabbit $  4.99 01/01/2022
Pig $  18.50 01/01/2022
Sheep (campus) $  19.42 01/01/2022
Sheep (SRF) $  9.67 01/01/2022
Sheep – Group (SRF) $  13.52 01/01/2022
Calf $  19.42 01/01/2022

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 $ 19.42
Large Pen Containment Service Charge $ 4.10
TOTAL DAILY COST: $ 23.52

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 $  35.50 01/01/2022
Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental – Overnight $  17.75 01/01/2022
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

Study teams are charged for truck driver labor (hourly, in 15-minute increments) and mileage for ULAM trucking services. Visit the Transporting Animals page for more information about how to arrange transportation services. 

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
ULAM Truck Labor Rate/Hour $  33.68 01/01/2022
ULAM Truck Labor Rate/Hour Overtime $  50.52 01/01/2022
ULAM Truck Mileage/Per Mile $  2.90 01/01/2022

IVAC Necropsy Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Tissue Preparation
Trim/Cassette (Paraffin or OCT) $  12.60 07/01/2021
Decalcification (tissue in cassette) $  10.92 07/01/2021
Decalcification (larger tissue) $  15.00 07/01/2021
 
Necropsy
Fixed Animal Necropsy $  81.90 07/01/2021
Small Animal Necropsy $  78.75 07/01/2021
Medium Animal Necropsy $  157.50 07/01/2021
Large Animal Necropsy $  336.00 07/01/2021
Large Animal Biohazard Necropsy $  443.63 07/01/2021
Necropsy Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 07/01/2021
Necropsy Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 07/01/2021

 

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) $  7.68 01/01/2022
Paraffin Processing & Embedding $  4.60 01/01/2022
Paraffin Unstained Slides (returned unstained) $  5.12 01/01/2022
Paraffin Unstained Slides (for IVAC to stain, Specials or IHC) $  5.12 01/01/2022
H&E Stain only (slide provided by PI) $  4.09 01/01/2022
Frozen H&E Slide (section & stain) $  11.25 01/01/2022
Frozen Unstained Slide (returned unstained) $  10.23 01/01/2022
Frozen Unstained Slide (for IVAC to stain, Specials or IHC) $  10.23 01/01/2022
Histology Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 01/01/2022
Histology Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 01/01/2022
Cryostat (self-service)/Hour $  10.00 01/01/2022
 
Immunohistochemistry Stains
IHC aSMA $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC CD45R-B220 $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC CD3 $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC CD4 $  38.76 01/01/2022
IHC CD8a $  38.76 01/01/2022
IHC CD20 $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC CD31 $  38.76 01/01/2022
IHC Cleaved Caspase-3 $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC F4/80 $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC GFP $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC Ki67 $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC Ly-6G $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC Lyve-1 $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC Mac2 $  33.66 01/01/2022
IHC Von Willebrand Factor $  38.76 01/01/2022
IHC Negative Control $  35.70 01/01/2022
IHC Stain, Paraffin, Other (antibody provided by PI) $  35.70 01/01/2022
IHC Stain, New Antibody Optimization Slide $  41.82 01/01/2022
IHC Stain, Frozen, Other (antibody provided by PI) $  40.80 01/01/2022
 
Special Histochemical Stains
Special Stain Gram $  35.70 01/01/2022
Special Stain Luxol Fast Blue (LFB) $  35.70 01/01/2022
Special Stain Masson Trichrome (MTC) $  20.40 01/01/2022
Special Stain Other $  35.70 01/01/2022
Special Stain Picrosirius Red (PSR) $  20.40 01/01/2022
Special Stain Prussian Blue $  30.59 01/01/2022
Special Stain Toluidine Blue $  20.40 01/01/2022
Special Stain Verhoeff Van Gieson (VVG) $  35.70 01/01/2022
Special Stain Alcian Blue (AB) $  20.40 01/01/2022
Special Stain Alcian Blue PAS (AB-PAS) $  35.70 01/01/2022
Special Stain Alizarin Red $  30.59 01/01/2022
Special Stain Congo Red $  30.59 01/01/2022
Special Stain Luxol Fast Blue PAS (LFB-PAS) $  35.70 01/01/2022
Special Stain Oil Red O (ORO) $  35.70 01/01/2022
Special Stain Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS) $  20.40 01/01/2022
Special Stain Ziehl Neelson $  35.70 01/01/2022

 

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 Only/Animal $  19.80 07/01/2021
Custom Panel, 2 Chemistries/Animal $  32.18 07/01/2021
Custom Panel, 3 Chemistries/Animal $  40.83 07/01/2021
Custom Panel, 4 Chemistries/Animal $  47.61 07/01/2021
Custom Panel, 5 Chemistries/Animal $  54.00 07/01/2021
Add-on (to panel), One Chemistry $  5.67 07/01/2021
Full Chemistry Panel $  55.91 07/01/2021
Electrolytes $  19.16 07/01/2021
Mini Chem Panel $  40.87 07/01/2021
Mini Liver Panel $  22.88 07/01/2021
Pig Full Chemistry Panel $  59.87 07/01/2021
Liver Panel $  40.37 07/01/2021
Renal Panel $  29.12 07/01/2021
 
Hematology
Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ Auto Differential $  21.30 07/01/2021
Blood Smear (prep only) $  10.76 07/01/2021
Manual (WBC) Differential $  30.42 07/01/2021
Reticulocyte Count $  30.76 07/01/2021
Hematocrit, Spun $  14.80 07/01/2021
PT/PTT $  56.64 07/01/2021
 
Other Clinical Pathology
Total Protein, Refractometer $  17.27 07/01/2021
Urinalysis, Complete $  36.08 07/01/2021
Urinalysis, Routine $  35.07 07/01/2021
Fecal Flotation $  32.26 07/01/2021
ADL Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 07/01/2021
ADL Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 07/01/2021
Laboratory Sendout Processing Fee $  21.24 07/01/2021
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
Digital slide scan, Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 07/01/2021
Digital slide scan, Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 07/01/2021
Digital slide scan, 20x, batch >50 slides, each $  6.00 07/01/2021
Digital slide scan, 20x, batch 20-50 slides, each $  8.00 07/01/2021
Digital slide scan, 20x, <20 slides, each $  10.00 07/01/2021
Digital slide scan, 40x, batch >50 slides, each $  7.00 07/01/2021
Digital slide scan, 40x, batch 20-50 slides, each $  9.00 07/01/2021
Digital slide scan, 40x, <20 slides, each $  11.00 07/01/2021

IVAC Pathologist Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
IVAC Pathologist Hourly Rate $  250.00 07/01/2021

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

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
1 Chemistry Only/Animal $  19.80 07/01/2021
Custom Panel, 2 Chemistries/Animal $  32.18 07/01/2021
Custom Panel, 3 Chemistries/Animal $  40.83 07/01/2021
Custom Panel, 4 Chemistries/Animal $  47.61 07/01/2021
Custom Panel, 5 Chemistries/Animal $  54.00 07/01/2021
Add-on (to panel), One Chemistry $  5.67 07/01/2021
ADL Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 07/01/2021
ADL Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 07/01/2021
ADS – C. Difficile ELISA $  63.93 07/01/2021
ADS – C. Perfringens ELISA $  49.06 07/01/2021
ADS – Clostridia ELISA $  83.25 07/01/2021
ADS – Fecal Culture $  47.58 07/01/2021
ADS – General Culture $  59.47 07/01/2021
ADS – PCR for SRV $  126.37 07/01/2021
ADS – Urine Culture $  53.52 07/01/2021
ADS – Urine Culture & Susceptibility $  53.52 07/01/2021
Anaerobic Culture $  39.24 07/01/2021
Blood Culture & Susceptibility $  87.76 07/01/2021
Blood Smear (prep only) $  10.76 07/01/2021
Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ Auto Differential $  21.30 07/01/2021
Direct Smear for Parasites $  24.55 07/01/2021
Ectoparasite Exam, Microscopic $  9.86 07/01/2021
Electrolytes $  19.16 07/01/2021
Fecal Culture & Susceptibility $  78.24 07/01/2021
Fecal Flotation $  32.26 07/01/2021
Full Chemistry Panel $  55.91 07/01/2021
Fungal Culture $  46.44 07/01/2021
General Culture & Susceptibility $  68.75 07/01/2021
Hematocrit, Spun $  14.80 07/01/2021
Herpes B Cell Culture Virology $  218.79 07/01/2021
Herpes B Serology - Antibody $  116.69 07/01/2021
Insulated Sample Transport Box $  22.62 07/01/2021
Laboratory Sendout Processing Fee $  21.24 07/01/2021
Liver Panel $  40.37 07/01/2021
Manual (WBC) Differential $  30.42 07/01/2021
McMasters Fecal Exam $  19.46 07/01/2021
Mini Chem Panel $  40.87 07/01/2021
Mini Liver Panel $  22.88 07/01/2021
Pig Full Chemistry Panel $  59.87 07/01/2021
PT/PTT $  56.64 07/01/2021
Renal Panel $  29.12 07/01/2021
Reticulocyte Count $  30.76 07/01/2021
Room Temp Sample Transport Box $  10.92 07/01/2021
Total Protein, Refractometer $  17.27 07/01/2021
Urinalysis, Complete $  36.08 07/01/2021
Urinalysis, Routine $  35.07 07/01/2021
Verify Ampule (autoclave control) $  17.13 07/01/2021

Technical services and support provided by the ULAM Technical Services Team are billed on an hourly recharge basis. Applicable charges will be billed monthly after services have been completed.

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Technical Services Technician Labor/Hour Regular $  60.00 07/01/2021
Technical Services Technician Labor/Hour Overtime $  90.00 07/01/2021

Germ-Free Mouse Facility Rates

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
Animal Procurement Rates
C57Bl/6 Germ-Free Mice < 8 weeks (per animal) $  64.55 07/01/2021
C57Bl/6 Germ-Free Mice > 8 weeks (per animal) $  80.69 07/01/2021
Swiss-Webster Germ-Free Mice < 8 weeks (per animal) $  52.51 07/01/2021
Swiss-Webster Germ-Free Mice > 8 weeks (per animal) $  65.64 07/01/2021
IL-10KO Germ-Free Mice < 8 weeks (per animal) $  64.55 07/01/2021
IL-10KO Germ-Free Mice > 8 weeks (per animal) $  80.69 07/01/2021
Rag1/KO Germ-Free Mice < 8 weeks (per animal) $  64.55 07/01/2021
Rag1/KO Germ-Free Mice > 8 weeks (per animal) $  80.69 07/01/2021
 
Germ-Free Rates
5-pack fecal kit $  16.83 07/01/2021
10-pack fecal kit $  19.28 07/01/2021
5-pack serum submandibular collection kit $  19.38 07/01/2021
10-pack serum submandibular collection kit $  17.46 07/01/2021
5-pack whole blood submandibular collection kit $  20.22 07/01/2021
10-pack whole blood submandibular collection kit $  24.96 07/01/2021
Injection kit $  17.52 07/01/2021
Germ-Free per diem (per cage/day) $  5.75 07/01/2021
Germ-Free shipper $  764.24 07/01/2021
Gas sterilization – small $  20.49 07/01/2021
Gas sterilization – medium $  18.80 07/01/2021
Gas sterilization – large $  25.76 07/01/2021
Sterile mouse box transport kit $  18.62 07/01/2021
Oral gavage w/ feeding needle kit $  21.29 07/01/2021
Port entry/exit $  22.33 07/01/2021

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 $  30.60 per hour 07/01/2021
Daily Room Rate $  306.00 per day 07/01/2021
Tech Time Hourly Rate $  60.00 per hour 07/01/2021
Cancellation Fee $  51.00 per cancellation 07/01/2021
No Show Fee $  76.50 per no show 07/01/2021

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 $  35.50 per day 01/01/2022
Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental – Overnight $  17.75 01/01/2022
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
$  124.00 11/16/2021
Anesthetic delivery system and vaporizer with breathing circuit
and sodasorb canister
$  250.00 11/16/2021
Minor repairs performed at the time of inspection Varies 11/16/2021
Non-compact rodent machines such as surgivet (multiple stations) $  157.00 11/16/2021
Loaner vaporizer while one is being repaired $  90.00 11/16/2021
Vaporizer calibration and major repair (must be done offsite)  $  285.00 – $ 452.00 11/16/2021
Service charge for Vetamac to come to campus $  170.00 per day.
Charge is divided by number of labs requesting the service.
Usually ~ $15.00 – $ 25.00 per lab
11/16/2021

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

DESCRIPTION RATE EFFECTIVE
ULAM Pharmacy Order Processing Fee $  6.00 07/01/2021

 

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.