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DCM Rate Schedule 2018-2019

Effective May 25th, 2018 [printer-friendly version]

For projected 5 year rates [click here]

Chairman Letter Regarding Rates [Centralized]

A. Animals

Direct vendor purchases:

These expenses should be covered by the F&A, per NIH & MAA. Invoice processing fee, to cover purchase expenses, labor = benefits

Vendor invoice per line item 0.00

B. Per Diem (Animal Maintenance, Centralized Facilities)
Cats 26.20
Chicken Brooders 26.02
Dogs 28.13
Ferrets 10.42
Frog Cage 9.97
Mice ABSL 2 1.56
Mice ABSL 2+ 1.69
Guinea Pigs 16.10
Rats/Hamsters/Gerbils (Standard Cage) 2.80
Mice (Standard cage) 1.14
Pigs 35.74
Rabbits 3.87
Rats ABSL 2 3.07
Rabbits ABSL 2 4.14

Chicken brooders, frogs, gerbils, hamsters, mice, and rats are charged on  a per cage basis.  All other animals are charged individually (unless otherwise noted).

Mice (Standard)    = 1 - 5 mice per shoebox cage

Rats (Standard)    = 1 - 3 rats per shoebox cage(depending on weight)

C. Per Diem (Animal Health Maintenance, Decentralized Facilities)
Mice Standard/Individual 0.30
Rats Standard/Individual 0.48
Aquatic Species (per system) 0.90

D. Veterinary/Research Services
Vet. Tech. Consulting (non-clinical) 44.34/hr

Clinical Vet Tech Assistance, 30-minute increments, 30-minute minimum, charged when part of experimental protocol.  Includes technician salary, staff benefits, and standard charge for materials; materials not separately charged for most procedures.  (The cost of the preventive medical program and the diagnosis and treatment of non-experimentally induced disease is included in the per diem charge, and not charged separately.)

  22.17/0.5 hr
Clinical Vet Tech. Assistance 75.67/hr
Veterinary Consulting (non-clinical) 110.86/hr
  55.43/0.5 hr
Clinical Veterinarian 144.78/hr
  72.39/0.5 hr
Processing Fees Initial health screening and identification upon entrance into the facility and supplies is charged via clinical vet tech assistance or animal tech assistance, depending on the species. Animal tech assist. will charge for the ferrets, frogs, rabbits and chick/brooders. Veterinary tech assist. will charge for pigs, dogs, sheep and cats.
Animal Tech Assist 45.97/hr
Clinical vet. Tech 75.67/hr
Central Animal Surgery Fees

Full surgery station, includes basic pack, anesthesia, one CASl Vet Tech, and animal prep, 30-minute increments.

Surgery station only, 30-minute minimum includes basic pack, anesthesia machine.

Note: Set-up & clean-up time will be billed separately via Vet Tech labor.

CAS Station & Labor 130.89/hr
CAS Station Only 61.88/hr
CAS Vet Tech Anesthesia 71.63/hr
CAS Veterinarian Anesthesia 137.57/hr
CAS Vet Tech Consultant 39.07/hr

E. Miscellaneous
Animal Resource Assistance 45.97/hr

Animal tech salary plus benefits; 30-minute increments, 30-minute minimum. This is for special requests & updating cage cards.

Driver salary plus benefits and vehicle expense; per hour, 30-minute increments, 30-minute minimum, wait time may apply. There is no charge for transfer of UW animals from one UW facility to another UW facility.

Actual vendor price (cost of item, sales tax, freight) plus 20% for admin fee

  22.98/0.5 hr
Transportation Services 54.35/hr
  26.82/0.5 hr
Supplies Cost + 20%
Administration Fees  
Billing Resolution Services 33.76/hr
Cage Card Technician Fee 45.91/hr
  22.96/0.5 hr
Vendor cost (cost of animal, sales tax, freight, etc.) plus
F. Rodent Health & Biological Monitoring
Import / Export & RHMP Services – LABOR ONLY  
Import without Quarantine 95.88

Imports & Exports are very labor intensive and are only used by a small portion of researches, so this service will no longer be supported by the per diems. Tier I is for domestic and Tier II is for international Export documentation.

RHMP Tech & Vet Assistance are for sample collections. Testing charges will be billed separately.

Import with Quarantine 296.20
Export: Tier I 77.78
Export: Tier II 191.30
Technician Assistance 90.93/hr
Veterinarian Assistance 121.60/hr
RHMP diagnostic tests  
Contact rhmp@uw.edu for current pricing  


NOTE: Animals, services, and supplies sold to off-campus budgets are subject to an additional 18.6% University of Washington institutional overhead fee added to their invoices. All rates are subject to change without notice and final administrative review.

Necropsy   UWVDL Histology
Group 1 Animals (routine group) 43.49   Please contact the laboratory manager tests, Consultations and fee schedules:
for available

Group 2 Animals (intermediate group) 78.87      
Group 3 Animals (large group) 58.42   Kerrie Allen 206-685-3040
Routine Histopathology Exam 64.72     kallen2@uw.edu
Histology Report 69.23      
Pathology Consult – Internal 33.31      
H. Other Recharge Center Services that DCM provides    
Transgenic & In Vivo Services Rates   In Vivo is for colony management and experimental testing for research labs.
In Vivo services 59.34/hr      
Embryo Microinjection Services 3736.54   Transgenic prices are per session.  
Embryo Rederivation 924.34      
Gene Target/ES Cell Electroporation 4234.35      
Embryo Cryopreservation 1114.56      
Sperm Cryopreservation 881.23      
In Vitro Fertilization 2104.36      
Consultant fee 115.84/hr      
Gnotobiotic Services Rates        
Isolator per diem 5.60/care-day      
Tecniplast per diem 6.04/care-day      
Isolator set-up fee 778.66      
Tecniplast extra cage 14.10/ea      
GF Rederivation Service 6,742.53/ea      
Swiss Webster GF mice 101.92/ea      
G57BL/6J GF mice 150.97/ea      
Technical Serv. Support 36.44/hr      
Advanced Tech service 59.48/hr      
BSL3 & ABSL3 Services in SLU 7th floor    
Facility room use fee 19.65/daily    
Personnel entry fee 8.64/ea      
General Technical support 35.22/hr      
Advance Technical support 65.91/hr      
ABSL3 per diem 4.70/care-day    
Room decontamination 528.31/ea      
Animal room use fee 19.65/daily      
Autoclave processing waste 14.77/ea      

G. Histology and Imaging Core Services
HIC Immunohistochemistry Cost Center Routine Histology  
IHC <20 34.03/slide   Routine H&E Slide 15.05/blk
IHC Bio Tech 45.26/slide   Routine H&E Slide w/Decal 20.95/blk
      Routine H&E unassisted 6.32/blk
      Routine H&E unassisted w/Decal 10.73/blk
      Routine H&E Bio Tech 21.35/blk
HIC Imaging Center Tissue Processing 12.83/blk
Imaging - Nanozoomer 53.32/hr   Tissue Processing w/Decal 19.63/blk
Imaging - Nanozoomer (Bio Tech) 70.92/hr   Tissue Processing unassisted 5.04/blk
Imaging - Deltavision Core 57.27/hr   Tissue Processing Bio Tech 17.07/blk
Imaging - Deltavision Core (Bio Tech) 76.17/hr   Paraffin Sectioning 8.35/slide
Imaging - Nikon 90i 24.68/hr   Paraffin Sectioning –(+) 9.17/slide
Imaging - Nikon 90i (Bio Tech) 32.83/hr   Paraffin Sectioning unassisted non-charged 0.53/slide
Imaging - Visiopharm 29.54/hr   Paraffin Sectioning unassisted charged 0.53/slide
Imaging - Visiopharm (Bio Tech) 39.29/hr   Paraffin Sectioning Biotech non-charged 11.10/slide
      Paraffin Sectioning Biotech charged 12.20/slide
      Cryo Sectioning 9.19/slide
HIC Labor     Stain H&E 10.30/slide
HIC Labor Scientific Assistance 77.88/hr   Stain H&E unassisted 1.41/slide
HIC Labor Technical Assistance 47.90/hr   Stain H&E Biotech 13.70/slide
HIC Labor Biotech 103.58/hr   Special Stain 18.26/slide
HIC Pathologist Consulting Please call lab for specific needs.      
HIC Miscellaneous        
Slide Box 50 16.27/ea      
Slide Box 100 26.13/ea      
Formalin/Decal Disposal Fee 5.75      

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