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

ADL clients that are routinely shipping samples to the Animal Diagnostic Lab within Pennsylvania can receive significant discounts on shipping charges by using Penn State University's contract with UPS. In order to take advantage of this reduced rate, submitters must attach a UPS Next Day Air Saver Shipping Document to their items to be shipped. The submitter must be in possession of this document prior to pick-up. To order UPS Next Day Air Saver Shipping Documents please call 814-863-0837 or email

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 Ellen King at

Animal Diagnostic Laboratory


Wiley Lane
University Park, PA 16802

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