Aerobic Culture

Section: Bacteriology

Fee: $26.00 ($20.80 if >=30 specimens)

Turnaround Time: 3 - 7 Business Days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: All Species

Specimen

Name

Container

Minimum Amount

Tissues

Sterile container, no additives

1cm3


Fluid

Sterile container, no additives

1mL


Swab

Commercial culturette/Cotton tipped swab (See Collection Information)


Collection Information

For swabs, use commercially available culture system OR cotton-tipped swab. Submit cotton-tipped swab in sterile, leakproof tube with 0.5 mL sterile saline.

Shipping Information

If shipping different tissue types, clearly label each container with owner and animal ID (if applicable) and sample/tissue type. Ship specimens overnight with an ice pack. DO NOT SHIP OVER WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY.

Additional Information
Some bacteria have different incubation requirements. Please list all suspected pathogens on the submission form.
Feces for E. coli is only set for ruminants less than 7 days and pigs less than 2 months of age.

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