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General Services and Fees

Special tests not listed below may be available by arrangement. Please contact PDL staff for questions related to current pricing. Recent price changes may not be reflected here.

 

Test

Fee

Notes

Routine Diagnosis

 

 

$25

Includes analysis by visual examination, moist chamber incubation, and microscopy.

Diagnosis with Culture

$25 base fee plus $5 per culture plate (Petri plate)

 

Pathogen Identification - PCR only

 

Gene-based analysis using specific primers.

Standard DNA extraction

 

$50 First sample- DNA extraction and PCR

 

$16.50 Per additional sample-DNA extraction and PCR

 

$10 Per additional PCR test on same sample/same DNA extraction

 

Routine diagnosis charge is waived in most cases (culturing charges will not be waived).

 

3 samples for two unique PCR tests will incur the following fees:

$50 + 16.50 + 16.50 +10 +10 +10

 

Many tests available; see list of commonly tested pathogens.

RNA extraction

 

$65 First sample – RNA extraction and RT-PCR

 

$25 Per additional sample-RNA extraction and RT-PCR

 

$15 Per additional RT-PCR test on same sample/same RNA extraction

 

 

 

 

Routine diagnosis charge is waived in most cases.

 

Many tests available; see list of commonly tested pathogens.

Soil DNA extraction

$60 First sample- DNA Extraction and PCR

 

$20 Per additional sample-DNA extraction and PCR

 

 

$10 Per additional PCR test on same sample/same DNA extraction

 

 

 

 

Routine diagnosis charge is waived in most cases.

Many tests available; see list of commonly tested pathogens.

 

Test

Fee

Notes

Sequencing PCR Product

 

$40 additional charge per sample/gene

 

 

ELISA

 

Serological tests for certain plant pathogenic viruses, fungi, or bacteria;

bulk rates available; see Seed Health Testing fee schedule

First Sample

$35

Potato viruses, cereal grain viruses, bacterial potato pathogens, and others (call the lab to inquire about availability).

Additional Sample; Same Pathogen (Non-bulk)

$10

We will process up to 40 samples for $80, after which an additional $2/well fee schedule will incur.

Bulk rate (40 or more samples)

$2.00/well first test

$1.50/well each additional test for same sample

Serological tests for certain plant pathogenic viruses, fungi, or bacteria.

 

Immunostrip

$30/1st strip

Additional strips will be $7 each.

Serological; to genus for Phytophthora; Erwinia amylovoraClavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis; common ornamental viruses, others may be available.

 

Plant Identification

FREE - $15 with personalized management report

FREE if personalized report is not required.

Insect Identification

FREE - $15 with personalized management report

FREE for homeowners, Extension, Veterans Affairs, and regulatory personnel.

The NDSU PDL reserves the right to charge for insect identification requests at any point in the future without notice.

Insect ID for research and survey work

$25/hour

Time will be rounded up to nearest quarter-hour increments.

Fungus or home mold ID

$15

Based on submitted samples only; includes formal report. Fee incurred per article analyzed.

Soybean cyst nematode soil wash

$22.50

8 oz. or more soil recommended.

Soil bioassay

$135

Sugar beet rhizomania (BNYVV) or root rot index (Aphanomyces).

Roundup ready CP4 EPSPE protein testing

$50

Call ahead for availability.

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