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Rates

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)โ€™s Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Research Facilities.

Providing 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.

The Universityโ€™s Enterprise Financial Planning & 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 NIHโ€™s Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Research Facilities..

ULAM Husbandry Per-Diem Rates

DESCRIPTION

UNIT

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Mice โ€“ Ventilated

per cage

$ 1.03

01/01/2024

Mice โ€“ Static

per cage

$ 1.22

01/01/2024

Mice โ€“ Large

per cage

$ 1.98

01/01/2024

Mice โ€“ Breeding Colony Vented

per cage

$ 2.06

01/01/2024

Mice โ€“ Breeding Colony Static

per cage

$ 2.33

01/01/2024

Mice โ€“ Nude/C. Bovis Free

per cage

$ 1.34

01/01/2024

Rat โ€“ Ventilated

per cage

$ 1.64

01/01/2024

Rat โ€“ Static

per cage

$ 2.17

01/01/2024

Rat โ€“ Breeding Colony

per cage

$ 2.43

01/01/2024

Biocontainment Mice

per cage

$ 1.95

01/01/2024

Biocontainment Rat

per cage

$ 3.48

01/01/2024

Biocontainment Nude/SCID

per cage

$ 2.88

01/01/2024

Spiny Mouse

per cage

$ 1.11

01/01/2024

Guinea Pig โ€“ Cage

per cage

$ 3.79

01/01/2024

Guinea Pig โ€“ Drawer

per cage

$ 5.19

01/01/2024

Gecko

per cage

$ 1.85

01/01/2024

Tree Shrew

per animal

$ 2.63

01/01/2024

Primate

per animal

$ 28.62

01/01/2024

Dog

per animal

$ 20.85

01/01/2024

Cat

per animal

$ 17.00

01/01/2024

Chicken

per animal

$ 6.20

01/01/2024

Rabbit

per animal

$ 5.56

01/01/2024

Pig

per animal

$ 17.39

01/01/2024

Sheep

per animal

$ 22.65

01/01/2024

Sheep โ€“ SRF

per animal

$ 9.09

01/01/2024

Sheep โ€“ SRF Group

per animal

$ 12.71

01/01/2024

Calf

per animal

$ 18.25

01/01/2024

Zebrafish โ€“ Small

per tank

$ 0.45

07/01/2023

Zebrafish โ€“ Large

per tank

$ 0.77

07/01/2023

Frog

per tank

$ 0.60

07/01/2023

Frog โ€“ Small

per tank

$ 2.40

07/01/2023

Frog โ€“ Medium

per tank

$ 4.37

07/01/2023

Frog โ€“ Large

per tank

$ 5.30

07/01/2023

ULAM Husbandry Hourly Labor Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Husbandry Technician Labor Rate/Hour

$ 38.88

01/01/2023

Husbandry Technician Labor Rate/Hour Overtime

$ 58.32

01/01/2023

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.

Additional Containment Housing Service Charges

Service charges areย added toย standard animal husbandry per-diem rates for each day that any animal has entered into containment housingย withoutย an established biocontainment per-diem rate. Containment charges will appear as separate service charges on yourย Statement of Charges.

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Small Cage Containment Charge
(rodents, guinea pigs)

$ 0.98/day

01/01/2023

Large Pen Containment Charge
(pigs, sheep, rabbits, calves, etc.)

$ 4.10/day

01/01/2023

Example of how service charges will appear:

Large Animal Containment โ€“ Calf Per-Diem Rate

$ 18.25

Large Pen Containment Service Charge

$ 4.10

TOTAL DAILY COST:

$ 22.35

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.

ULAM Veterinary Technician Labor Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Veterinary Technician Labor Rate/Hour

$ 59.13

01/01/2023

Veterinary Technician Labor Rate/Hour Overtime

$ 88.70

01/01/2023

Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental

$ 36.21

01/01/2023

Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental โ€“ Overnight

$ 18.11

01/01/2023

Surgical Pack

$ 10.00

01/01/2019

Film Sheet Xray โ€“ Large

$ 4.13

01/01/2019

Film Sheet Xray โ€“ Medium

$ 2.68

01/01/2019

Film Sheet Xray โ€“ Small

$ 1.37

01/01/2019

Digital Xray

$ 1.00

01/01/2023

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.

ULAM Truck Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

ULAM Truck Labor Rate/Hour

$ 33.68

01/01/2023

ULAM Truck Labor Rate/Hour Overtime

$ 50.52

01/01/2023

ULAM Truck Mileage/Per Mile

$ 2.90

01/01/2023

ULAM Pathology Core โ€“ Necropsy Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Tissue Preparation

Trim/Cassette (Paraffin or OCT)

$ 12.71

07/01/2023

Decalcification (tissue in cassette)

$ 11.00

07/01/2023

Decalcification (larger tissue)

$ 15.84

07/01/2023

Necropsy

Fixed Animal Necropsy

$ 86.48

07/01/2023

Small Animal Necropsy

$ 79.38

07/01/2023

Medium Animal Necropsy

$ 166.32

07/01/2023

Large Animal Necropsy

$ 354.82

07/01/2023

Large Animal Biohazard Necropsy

$ 468.47

07/01/2023

Necropsy Technician Labor/Hour Regular

$ 60.00

07/01/2023

Necropsy Technician Labor/Hour Overtime

$ 90.00

07/01/2023

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

ULAM Pathology Core โ€“ Histology Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Standard Histology Procedures

Paraffin Processing & Embedding

$ 6.34

07/01/2023

Paraffin Unstained Slides (Specials or IHC)

$ 6.00

07/01/2023

Paraffin H&E Slide Simple^^ (section & stain)

$ 8.00

07/01/2023

Paraffin H&E Slide Complex++ (section & stain)

$ 12.00

07/01/2023

H&E Stain only (slide provided by PI)

$ 5.62

07/01/2023

Frozen H&E Slide (section & stain)

$ 15.48

07/01/2023

Frozen Unstained Slide (return unstained)

$ 14.08

07/01/2023

Frozen Unstained Slide (Specials or IHC)

$ 14.08

07/01/2023

Paraffin Unstained Slide Simple^^ (return unstained)

$ 6.00

07/01/2023

Paraffin Unstained Slide Complex++ (return unstained)

$ 9.00

07/01/2023

Histology Technician Labor/Hour Regular

$ 60.00

07/01/2023

Histology Technician Labor/Hour Overtime

$ 90.00

07/01/2023

Cryostat (self-service)/Hour

$ 11.50

07/01/2023

^^Simple: visceral organs (kidney, liver, etc.), up to two sections per slide, skin, or GI (non-step, non-serial)

++Complex: step sections, serial sections (>2), >2 of any tissue per slide, bone sections, non-rodent brain sections, specialized tissue targets (cardiac valve leaflets, etc.)

Immunohistochemistry Stains

IHC aSMA

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC CD45R-B220

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC CD3

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC CD4

$ 48.50

07/01/2023

IHC CD8a

$ 48.50

07/01/2023

IHC CD20

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC CD31

$ 48.50

07/01/2023

IHC Cleaved Caspase-3

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC F4/80

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC GFP

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC Ki67

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC Ly-6G

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC Lyve-1

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC Mac2

$ 42.38

07/01/2023

IHC Von Willebrand Factor

$ 48.50

07/01/2023

IHC Negative Control

$ 44.83

07/01/2023

IHC Stain, Paraffin, Other (antibody provided by PI)

$ 44.83

07/01/2023

IHC Stain, New Antibody Optimization Slide

$ 52.18

07/01/2023

IHC Stain, Frozen, Other (antibody provided by PI)

$ 50.95

07/01/2023

Special Histochemical Stains

Special Stain Gram

$ 49.25

07/01/2023

Special Stain Luxol Fast Blue (LFB)

$ 49.25

07/01/2023

Special Stain Masson Trichrome (MTC)

$ 20.00

07/01/2023

Special Stain Masson Trichrome Verhoeff (MTCV)

$ 28.15

07/01/2023

Special Stain Other

$ 42.22

07/01/2023

Special Stain Picrosirius Red (PSR)

$ 28.15

07/01/2023

Special Stain Prussian Blue

$ 42.22

07/01/2023

Special Stain Toluidine Blue

$ 28.15

07/01/2023

Special Stain Verhoeff Van Gieson (VVG)

$ 49.25

07/01/2023

Special Stain Alcian Blue (AB)

$ 28.15

07/01/2023

Special Stain Alcian Blue PAS (AB-PAS)

$ 49.25

07/01/2023

Special Stain Alizarin Red

$ 42.22

07/01/2023

Special Stain Congo Red

$ 42.22

07/01/2023

Special Stain Luxol Fast Blue PAS (LFB-PAS)

$ 49.25

07/01/2023

Special Stain Oil Red O (ORO)

$ 42.83

07/01/2023

Special Stain Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS)

$ 28.15

07/01/2023

Special Stain Ziehl Neelson

$ 49.25

07/01/2023

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

ULAM Pathology Core โ€“ Clinical Pathology, Hematology, Chemistry, Diagnostic Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Serum Chemistry

1 Chemistry Only/Animal

$ 26.48

07/01/2023

Custom Panel, 2 Chemistries/Animal

$ 43.04

07/01/2023

Custom Panel, 3 Chemistries/Animal

$ 54.61

07/01/2023

Custom Panel, 4 Chemistries/Animal

$ 63.68

07/01/2023

Custom Panel, 5 Chemistries/Animal

$ 72.23

07/01/2023

Add-on (to panel), One Chemistry

$ 7.58

07/01/2023

Full Chemistry Panel

$ 74.78

07/01/2023

Electrolytes

$ 25.63

07/01/2023

Mini Chem Panel

$ 54.66

07/01/2023

Mini Liver Panel

$ 30.60

07/01/2023

Pig Full Chemistry Panel

$ 80.08

07/01/2023

Liver Panel

$ 53.99

07/01/2023

Renal Panel

$ 38.95

07/01/2023

Hematology

Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ Auto Differential

$ 28.48

07/01/2023

Blood Smear (prep only)

$ 14.39

07/01/2023

Manual (WBC) Differential

$ 40.68

07/01/2023

Reticulocyte Count

$ 41.14

07/01/2023

Hematocrit, Spun

$ 19.78

07/01/2023

PT/PTT

$ 75.76

07/01/2023

Other Clinical Pathology

Total Protein, Refractometer

$ 23.10

07/01/2023

Urinalysis, Complete

$ 48.26

07/01/2023

Urinalysis, Routine

$ 46.91

07/01/2023

Fecal Flotation

$ 43.22

07/01/2023

Animal Clinical Pathology Laboratory Technician Labor/Hour Regular

$ 60.00

07/01/2023

Animal Clinical Pathology Laboratory Technician Labor/Hour Overtime

$ 90.00

07/01/2023

Laboratory Sendout Processing Fee

$ 28.41

07/01/2023

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.

ULAM Pathology Core โ€“ Aperioยฎ Digital Slide Scanning Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Digital slide scan, Technician Labor/Hour Regular

$ 60.00

07/01/2023

Digital slide scan, Technician Labor/ Hour Overtime

$ 90.00

07/01/2023

Digital slide scan, 20x, batch >50 slides, each

$ 8.00

07/01/2023

Digital slide scan, 20x, batch 20-50 slides, each

$ 10.00

07/01/2023

Digital slide scan, 20x, <20 slides, each

$ 12.00

07/01/2023

Digital slide scan, 40x, batch >50 slides, each

$ 9.00

07/01/2023

Digital slide scan, 40x, batch 20-50 slides, each

$ 11.00

07/01/2023

Digital slide scan, 40x, <20 slides, each

$ 13.00

07/01/2023

ULAM Pathology Core โ€“ Pathologist Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

ULAM Pathology Core Pathologist Hourly Rate

$ 250.00

07/01/2023

For more information about ULAM Pathology Core technician fees, please see the ULAM Pathology Core tab above.

ULAM Pathology Core โ€“ Animal Clinical Pathology Laboratory Testing Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

1 Chemistry Only/ Animal

$ 26.48

07/01/2023

Custom Panel, 2 Chemistries/Animal

$ 43.04

07/01/2023

Custom Panel, 3 Chemistries/Animal

$ 54.61

07/01/2023

Custom Panel, 4 Chemistries/Animal

$ 63.68

07/01/2023

Custom Panel, 5 Chemistries/Animal

$ 72.23

07/01/2023

Add-on (to panel), One Chemistry

$ 7.58

07/01/2023

Animal Clinical Pathology Laboratory Technician Labor/Hour Regular

$ 60.00

07/01/2023

Animal Clinical Pathology Laboratory Technician Labor/Hour Overtime

$ 90.00

07/01/2023

ADS โ€“ C. Difficile ELISA

$ 85.51

07/01/2023

ADS โ€“ C. Perfringens ELISA

$ 65.62

07/01/2023

ADS โ€“ Clostridia ELISA

$ 111.34

07/01/2023

ADS โ€“ Fecal Culture

$ 63.63

07/01/2023

ADS โ€“ General Culture

$ 79.53

07/01/2023

ADS PCR for SRV

$ 169.02

07/01/2023

ADS โ€“ Urine Culture

$ 71.57

07/01/2023

ADS โ€“ Urine Culture & Susceptibility

$ 71.57

07/01/2023

Anaerobic Culture

$ 52.48

07/01/2023

Blood Culture & Susceptibility

$ 117.38

07/01/2023

Blood Smear (prep only)

$ 14.39

07/01/2023

Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ Auto Differential

$ 28.48

07/01/2023

Direct Smear for Parasites

$ 32.84

07/01/2023

Ectoparasite Exam, Microscopic

$ 13.18

07/01/2023

Electrolytes

$ 25.63

07/01/2023

Fecal Culture & Susceptibility

$ 104.65

07/01/2023

Fecal Flotation

$ 43.22

07/01/2023

Full Chemistry Panel

$ 74.78

07/01/2023

Fungal Culture

$ 62.11

07/01/2023

General Culture & Susceptibility

$ 91.96

07/01/2023

Hematocrit, Spun

$ 19.78

07/01/2023

Herpes B Cell Culture, Virology

$ 292.63

07/01/2023

Herpes B Serology โ€“ Antibody

$ 156.07

07/01/2023

Insulated Sample Transport Box

$ 30.25

07/01/2023

Laboratory Sendout Processing Fee

$ 28.41

07/01/2023

Liver Panel

$ 53.99

07/01/2023

Manual (WBC) Differential

$ 40.68

07/01/2023

McMasters Fecal Exam

$ 26.02

07/01/2023

Mini Chem Panel

$ 54.66

07/01/2023

Mini Liver Panel

$ 30.60

07/01/2023

Pig Full Chemistry Panel

$ 80.08

07/01/2023

PT/PTT

$ 75.76

07/01/2023

Renal Panel

$ 38.95

07/01/2023

Reticulocyte Count

$ 41.14

07/01/2023

Room Temp Sample Transport Box

$ 14.61

07/01/2023

Total Protein, Refractometer

$ 23.10

07/01/2023

Urinalysis, Complete

$ 48.26

07/01/2023

Urinalysis, Routine

$ 46.91

07/01/2023

Verify Ampule (autoclave control)

$ 22.91

07/01/2023

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.

ULAM Technical Services Technician Hourly Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Technical Services Technician Labor/Hour Regular

$ 60.00

07/01/2022

Technical Services Technician Labor/Hour Overtime

$ 90.00

07/01/2022

Germ-Free Mouse Facility Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

Animal Procurement Rates

C57Bl/6 Germ-Free Mice < 8 weeks (per animal)

$ 85.45

07/01/2023

C57Bl/6 Germ-Free Mice > 8 weeks (per animal)

$ 115.81

07/01/2023

Swiss-Webster Germ-Free Mice < 8 weeks (per animal)

$ 73.78

07/01/2023

Swiss-Webster Germ-Free Mice > 8 weeks (per animal)

$ 81.21

07/01/2023

IL-10KO Germ-Free Mice < 8 weeks (per animal)

$ 85.45

07/01/2023

IL-10KO Germ-Free Mice > 8 weeks (per animal)

$ 115.81

07/01/2023

Rag1/KO Germ-Free Mice < 8 weeks (per animal)

$ 85.45

07/01/2023

Rag1/KO Germ-Free Mice > 8 weeks (per animal)

$ 115.81

07/01/2023

Germ-Free Rates

5-pack fecal kit

$ 22.47

07/01/2023

10-pack fecal kit

$ 24.50

07/01/2023

5-pack serum submandibular collection kit

$ 23.98

07/01/2023

10-pack serum submandibular collection kit

Discontinued

07/01/2023

5-pack whole blood submandibular collection kit

$ 25.00

07/01/2023

10-pack whole blood submandibular collection kit

$ 30.87

07/01/2023

Injection kit

$ 21.68

07/01/2023

Germ-Free per-diem (per cage/day)

$ 5.59

07/01/2023

Germ-Free shipper

Discontinued

07/01/2023

Gas sterilization โ€“ small

$ 26.97

07/01/2023

Gas sterilization โ€“ medium

$ 23.26

07/01/2023

Gas sterilization โ€“ large

$ 31.87

07/01/2023

Sterile mouse box transport kit

$ 25.04

07/01/2023

Oral gavage w/ feeding needle kit

$ 29.29

07/01/2023

Port entry/exit

$ 27.62

07/01/2023

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.

Animal Surgery Operating Room Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

UNIT

EFFECTIVE

Room Rate

$ 42.08

per hour

07/01/2023

Daily Room Rate

$ 420.75

per day

07/01/2023

Tech Time Hourly Rate

$ 60.00

per hour

07/01/2023

Cancellation Fee

$ 70.13

per cancellation

07/01/2023

No Show Fee

$ 105.19

per no show

07/01/2023

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).

Anesthetic Machine Servicing, Certification & Rental Rates

DESCRIPTION

RATE

EFFECTIVE

ULAM Servicing, Certification, & Rental Rates

Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental

$ 36.21 per day

01/01/2023

Gas Anesthesia Machine Rental โ€“ Overnight

$ 18.11

01/01/2023

Veterinary Technician Labor Rate โ€“
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

$ 136.00

08/03/2023

Anesthetic delivery system and vaporizer with breathing circuit and sodasorb canister

$ 270.00

08/03/2023

Minor repairs performed at the time of inspection

Varies

08/03/2023

Non-compact rodent machines such as surgivet (multiple stations)

$ 172.00

08/03/2023

Loaner vaporizer while one is being repaired

$ 90.00

08/03/2023

Vaporizer calibration and major repair (must be done offsite)

$ 325.00 โ€“ $ 500.00

08/03/2023

Service charge for Vetamac to come to campus

$ 218.00 per day. Charge is divided by number of labs requesting service. Usually ~ $ 15.00 โ€“ $ 25.00 per lab

08/03/2023

*Rates subject to change.

Same-Day Billing Support

Monday โ€“ Friday, 8:30 AM โ€“ 2:00 PM.
All inquiries receive a response within one business day.
Get assistance with eRAM billing, billing statements, moving charges, shortcode transfers, and more.

email the ulam billing team

Understanding Per-Diem Rates

This Quick Reference Sheet, available via PDF download, outlines the types of husbandry and vet tech services that are covered by standard ULAM per-diem rates and which services are additional fee-for service.

download the pdf

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