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Sample Fees: Effective May 11, 2020

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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. 
Description: Type of Testing: In State/ sample fee: Out of State/ sample fee:
(1) Standard analysis-general 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
(2) Immunostrip® for a specified pathogen Immunostrip ONLY® test for a specified pathogen $35.00 $50.00
Additional Immunostrip® test  Additional Immunostrip?test added to either (1) or (2)   $15.00 $15.00
(3) Serological Analysis (ELISA) for a specified pathogen Serological testing for a specific pathogen, such as a survey, using ELISA ONLY $60.00 $75.00
Additional serological analysis (ELISA) Addition of a serological testing procedure (ELISA) added to either (1) or (3) $40.00 $40.00
Standard analysis-Turf  please specify type(s) of grass(es) Turf-standard analysis爄ncludes standard analysis procedures but specifically for turfgrass.   $60.00 $75.00
Nematode analysis-Tissue for targeted for pests such as garlic bloat or pine wilt nematodes Nematode analysis from tissue爄ncludes methods for extracting nematodes directly from plant tissue and identifying them using morphological characteristics $45.00 $60.00
Nematode analysis-Extraction from soil-general, please specify crop/host Nematode analysis-extraction includes using the pie pan, sugar flotation or a similar method for extracting nematodes from roots and soil and identifying them using morphological characteristics? $60.00 $75.00
Turf Nematode analysis-Extraction please specify type of grass/grasses present Nematode analysis-extraction includes using the pie pan, sugar flotation or a similar method for extracting nematodes from roots and soil and identifying them using morphological characteristics? $70.00 $85.00
Plant identification Plant identification爐o Genus level; to species level if possible? $35.00 $45.00
Molecular analysis fee(s) depend on the target organism and reagents needed to fulfill the requested testing. Therefore, fees are established at the time of request through client-staff discussion and determination of the scope of work to be completed. Molecular analysis includes one more of the following: selecting appropriate material and DNA extraction, conventional or q PCR, double nested PCR that includes two full runs using the product of run 1 for run 2, amplification of DNA, clean-up and sequencing To be determined
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.