Mammalian Field Necropsy Mailers

Mailers for field necropsies are available for purchase by veterinarians and producers. These kits contain labeled bags and containers to assist in sample selection and specimen transport as well as an instruction sheet that outlines the generally recommended samples. Fee for a complete mailer is $15 (includes one-way shipping to client).  Extra sample collection materials may be added to this same box for an additional $5 each. Services will be charged standard diagnostic rates when samples are submitted for analysis. Field necropsy mailers can be requested by calling 814-863-0837 or emailing

Field Post Kit Instructions - This is the instruction sheet included in the mailer.

UPS Next Day Air Saver Shipping Documents

Penn State University has discontinued their contract with UPS and is now contracted with FedEx.  The Next Day Air Saver Labels are no longer valid to use to ship packages to the Animal Diagnostic Lab.  If one of these shipping labels are used after the termination of the ADL UPS account number a bill will be mailed to the sender via UPS and these charges may be higher than expected.

If you have any unused UPS Next Day Saver labels from the Animal Diagnostic Lab please discard them. 

As of right now FedEx does not have a comparable program to replace these labels.  We will update here if anything changes.

Submission Forms and Fee Schedules

Our submission forms and current fee schedule are now available for download. You may request to have paper copies shipped to you (fees may apply) by calling 814-863-0837 or emailing

Laboratory Supplies

Additional laboratory supplies may be provided to ADL clients at the discretion of laboratory personnel. Fees may apply. Contact us as 814-863-0837 or email to request supplies.

Certified PEQAP participants and collectors may order sterile drag swabs which come with 24 ounce bags to submit samples.

To order call 814-863-0837 or e-mail

Animal Diagnostic Laboratory


Wiley Lane
University Park, PA 16802

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. After-hours submission available daily.