Animal Care and Germ-Free Mouse Core

Directed by, Dr. Robert SiglerDr. Jennifer Lofgren and Dr. Kathryn Eaton, The Animal Care and Germ-Free Mouse Core plays a central role in the management of animal flow through the Center’s phenotyping cores from initial acquisition to final disposition of imported mice.  The gateway for all phenotyping involving live mice, the Animal Care and Germ-Free Mouse Core provides mouse importation, quarantine, housing, veterinary care, clinical chemistry and histopathology services; as well as, host a germ-free mouse facility that interacts with the Microbiome core to produce and distribute germ-free and gnotobioticmouse models.

Whether dealing with experimentally induced conditions or spontaneously occurring diseases, the Animal Care and Germ Free Mouse Core offers a wide-array of expertise in laboratory animal pathology, pathology preparations, and services through their In-Vivo Animal Core facility

Services that can be utilized individually or combined as a full service based on the needs of the project include:

Germ Free Mouse Chamber

Established in 2004, the germ-free mouse facility , part of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, provides services to the entire University of Michigan community and can also ship germ-free mice to locations worldwide. 

Primary and collaborative research projects include studies investigating inflammatory bowel disease and cancer, host microbiome interactions, infectious disease pathogenesis, and mammalian and bacterial metabolism, among others. The staff also performs research and training in gnotobiotic technology and methods

Mice can be used in our facility or shipped to other facilities in germ-free shipping containers.

Available strains include:

  • C57BL/6
  • BALB/c
  • Swiss-Webster (outbred)
  • IL-10 knockout (B6.129P2-Il10tm1Cgn/J)
  • RAG-I knockout (B6.129S7-Rag1tm1Mom/J)
  • Others may be available upon request

Please find our standard list of prices and services described in the table below. When you are ready to proceed, please follow the steps to submit a Request for Service.

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Listed prices reflect internal UofM investigator rates, external customers are subject to additional fees, please inquire for a quote.

Test Number Test Name
MI1001
Animal Procurement
Please Inquire
MI1002
Animal Importation
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MI1003
Quarantine per diem
Please Inquire
MI1004
Intra-University trucking
Truck Labor Rate/Hour $30.84 + Mileage per Mile $1.75
MI1005
Animal Health Surveillance-PCR Rodent Infectious Agent Testing
$33.32/ half hour rate
MI1006
Animal Health Surveillance fee (Collection for Pinworm PCR)
$33.32 / half hour rate
MI1007
Technician Service Fee
$66.64/hr
MI1008
Microchipping
Please Inquire
MI1009
Genotyping (collection of 15 samples)
$33.32
MI1010
Fedex and UPS Shipping
$17.86
MI1011
CBC w/ auto differential
$17.91
MI1012
Blood smear (prep only)
$9.05
MI1013
Reticulocyte count
$25.86
MI1014
Full Blood Chemistry panel
$47.01
MI1015
Mini liver chemistry panel
$19.24
MI1016
Renal chemistry panel
$24.48
MI1017
Add'l chemistries per animal
$4.76
MI1018
Urinalysis - Complete Panel
$30.34
MI1019
Urinalysis - Routine Panel
29.48
MI1020
Urinalysis - Aerobic Culture
$50.00
MI1021
Urinalysis - Anaerobic Culture
$32.99
MI1022
Urinalysis - Fungal Culture
$39.05
MI1023
Urinalysis - General Culture plus Sensitivity
$57.80
MI1025
White Blood Cell (WBC) Differential Count
$25.58
MI1026
Verify Ampule (autoclave control)
$14.40

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