The fresher the carcass, the greater the diagnostic yield. Animal weights limited to less than 50 pounds for Gonzales Lab.
Keep carcass chilled until delivery.
Results for the gross necropsy will be available within 24 hours of receipt; ancillary testing may take longer. If "necropsy" is requested, a necropsy and ancillary tests (at current test pricing) are performed to determine the cause of death. If "gross necropsy only" is requested, only a gross necropsy is performed. Necropsy cases requiring detailed documentation and processing for legal/insurance purposes incur an additional charge of $200. Necropsies that are delivered and requested to be performed after regular business hours will incur an additional $75 fee. **NOTE: Fresh tissues from necropsy cases will be kept for 14 days from the date the animal is received. If additional tests are requested, these requests must be made within this 14 day time period.