Services & Fees

Out-of-state samples are accepted!

Routine Diagnosis, $45

  • Traditional methods of symptom analysis and microscopic examination.
  • Certain serological tests are included when applicable.

Routine Diagnosis plus culture, $59

  • Fees may vary if additional specialized media is required.

Oak Disease Analysis (white and bur), $75

This includes:

  • Examination of foliage and bark for diseases an pests
  • Removing bark to check for insect tunnels
  • Wood culture* and DNA test for Oak Wilt**

*Wood cultures typically take 1-2 weeks.

**Current research recommends DNA testing for white and bur oaks.

Tree wilt tests by wood culture, $59

  • Dutch Elm Disease
  • Verticillium wilt
  • Red Oak for Oak Wilt

Nematode Analysis, $50

  • Identification and count of plant parasitic nematodes for all commercial crops.

Virus Analysis

  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), $85
  • Immunosorbent electron microscopy (ISEM), $85
  • ELISA and other serological virus tests are available, $45

Turf Disease Diagnosis (currently unavaiable)

If you need turf disease diagnosis, please check with the University of Wisconsin Madison Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab

Molecular Diagnostics: Please contact the Clinic for specific information and fees ($100 minimum)

  • DNA and RNA based assays
  • DNA sequencing and sequence analysis

Seed Quality Testing, $75

  • Identification of storage molds on APDA and salt media.

For information on other tests, projects, or specific sampling requirements contact: Plant Disease Clinic 612-625-1275

Please note: To comply with federal policy, we cannot accept marijuana samples.