RE: [Histonet] research charges

From:"Mass Histology Service"


We charge one price across the board, $5.50 if the tissue is received in a
cassette and $2.50 if it needs decalcification.  Our philosophy is that we
don't charge less for simple specimens, so why charge more for occasional
complicated ones? Of course if it's a large project consisting of many whole
eyes or femur heads, I'd probably double our current prices to cover for the
additional labor and material.


  James E. Staruk, HT(ASCP)
   Mass Histology Service

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Diane M
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 2:04 PM
Subject: [Histonet] research charges

Hi Histonetters!
Our veterinary lab is in the process of up dating our research charges. I
would like to know what other labs/hospitals charge for H & E bone slides
and H & E eye slides. Currently we are charging, Bone: $19.00 for
decalcifying in 25% formic acid, process, embed, sectioning and H & E
stain. We are losing money on our larger bone projects. Our charges for
processing, embedding sectioning and H & E stain for eye slides is $9.00.
It also depends on the project rather or not we make or lose money. The
researchers do their own grossing of tissue. Any help would be greatly
appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Diane Gerjets
Iowa State University

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