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Necropsy Diagnostic Services

        A necropsy is the examination of an animal body after death.  Each animal necropsy is unique.  Please call the  laboratory to determine which necropsy service offering best suits your situation, if not sure. Animal body should be refrigerated if necropsy is not possible ASAP. Freezing animal body is not recommended and should be last resort. Freeze/thaw will damage tissue due to ice crystals and make observations very difficult if not impossible. However, some tests for infectious diseases (viral, bacterial) and some toxicology analyses can be conducted on frozen samples. Read more about the different types of necropsies.