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Sample Fees effective August 1, 2017

Cornell University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic Sample Fees
The Cornell University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic offers high quality, state-of-the-art services and testing methods to help you determine the cause of your plant problem. The cost of these services is provided in the chart below. The in-state fee provides a discount to New York State residents that pay taxes to the state and therefore, have invested in the land grant university mission.                                                                                                   
 
The fees described below are provided here to give submitters a general guide for the cost of testing and the various test procedures performed. The procedures performed to determine the cause of a plant problem are dependent upon what is available. All techniques listed are not available for all plant pathogens and many techniques perform better using a specific portion of the plant or growth stage. Consultation with the laboratory staff may be needed to learn what testing is available and what testing can be performed. 
Note: Any deviation from the fees described here or found elsewhere for the projects listed and for any developed projects, must be approved in writing by the Laboratory Director. There is no exception to this rule.
    Fees
PDIS-billing code description: Description-Type of Testing: In State/ sample fee: Out of State/ sample fee:
Standard analysis The Standard analysis includes the routine types of diagnostic evaluation to include visual observation, for symptom expression and evidence of a pathogen or pest, and microscopy and/or culturing if warranted $35.00 $50.00
Standard analysis-turf The Turf-Standard analysis includes standard analysis procedures but specifically for turfgrass $50.00 $70.00
Standard analysis-turf plus nematode ID The Turf-Standard analysis plus nematode identification includes the use of a nematode extraction method              $80.00 $100.00
Plant Identification Plant identification to Genus level and to species level if possible  $35.00 $50.00
Standard analysis plus serological testing(Immunostrip®) The Standard analysis plus serological testing using the Immunostrip® testing method $45.00 $60.00
Additional Immunostrip® test  Additional Immunostrip® test performed in conjunction with Standard analysis plus the first serological test  $10.00 $10.00
Standard analysis plus serological testing (ELISA) The Standard analysis plus serological testing using the ELISA testing method $50.00 $70.00
Additional serological testing (ELISA) Additional ELISA test performed in conjunction with Standard analysis plus the first serological test  $40.00 $40.00
       
Nematode analysis-tissue The Nematode analysis-tissue includes methods for extracting nematodes directly from plant tissue and identifying them using morphological characteristics $35.00 $50.00
Nematode analysis-extraction The Nematode analysis-extractionincludes using the pie pan, sugar flotation or a similar method for extracting nematodes from roots and soil and identifying them using morphological characteristics  $50.00 $75.00
Nematode analysis-extraction plus molecular analysis The Nematode analysis-extraction uses any method of retrieving the nematodes followed by molecular analysis which includes performing a DNA extraction and identifying the nematodes using a molecular technique such as PCR ORanother molecular procedure $100.00 $120.00
Nematode analysis-extraction plus molecular analysis The Nematode analysis-extraction uses any method of retrieving the nematodes followed by molecular analysis which includes performing a DNA extraction and identifying the nematodes using a molecular technique such as PCR ANDsequencing $180.00 $200.00
       
Molecular analysis The Molecular analysis includes selecting appropriate material for testing, DNA extraction and conventionalOR real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) OR another molecular procedure $60.00 $80.00
Molecular analysis-PCR only The Molecular analysis-PCR only uses DNA submitted by the client and includes conventional OR real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) OR another molecular procedure $40.00 $50.00
Molecular analysis plus sequencing  The Molecular analysis plus sequencingincludes every step of the molecular analysis plus an additional DNA extraction, amplification, clean-up and sequencing  $140.00 $160.00
Molecular analysis-sequencing only  The Molecular analysis-sequencing onlyincludes choosing appropriate material, DNA extraction, amplification, clean-up and sequencing $120.00 $140.00
Molecular analysis-sequencing only using submitted DNA  The Molecular analysis-sequencing only using submitted DNA includes amplification, clean-up and sequencing $100.00 $120.00
Note: Clients submitting several samples in one submission may receive a group rate if a savings in labor and supplies, reagents or diagnostic testing kits allow for a discount. The charge will be determined on a project by project basis and will be based on the number of samples per submission. An adjusted rate may be requested by the submitter and must be done prior to sample receipt and prior to sample processing. The volume adjustment can only be approved by the PDDC Laboratory Director and must be in writing. No verbal discounts are allowed. 
Note: For a few select procedures that require specific commercial testing kits, per sample fees may be higher than posted here. The increase is needed to cover the cost of some of the higher price kits. Clients will be notified of the fee before any testing is done.