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Bacteriology

Effective December 20, 2013 

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions. All fees are in US $.

 

Note on days tested and turnaround times: Samples must be received at least 1 business day before the scheduled testing day.  New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin.   Samples may not always be run on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time. If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

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Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information. Tests marked with an asterisk (*) will redirect to the Bacterial PCR page.

Tests marked with a double asterisk (**) have the following disclaimer:  Poultry Salmonella Testing is for BAH/NPIP approved programs only.

 

 

Acid Fast Stain
Fee:  10.25

Specimen:

1) affected tissue
2) smear or slide
3) swab

Shipping Container:

1) sterile container
2) slide folder
3) culturette

Coolant:

1,3) frozen gel packs
2) none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1 bus. day
Comments:

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Aerobic Culture (Including Urine Culture)
Fee:  21.50

Specimen:

1) swab
2) affected tissue

Shipping Container:

1) culturette
2) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

2-5  bus. days
Comments: Samples should be kept cool and moist in transit.

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Anaerobic Culture
Fee:  23.25

Specimen:

1) swab
2) affected tissue

Shipping Container:

1) anaerobic transport media
2) sterile container

Coolant:

1) none
2) frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days
Comments: Ship overnight.

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Aquaculture Bacterial Inspection
Fee:  
94.50 per lot
(up to 60 fish)

Specimen:

live fish

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-W
Turnaround Time:

10 bus. days
Comments: See the Aquaculture/Fisheries Submission Form for details on tests and pathogens. Does not include Renibacterium salmoninarum IFAT.

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Bacterial Isolate Send Out
Fee:  93.00

Specimen:

isolate

Shipping Container:

 

Coolant:

 

Days Tested:

 
Turnaround Time:

 
Comments:

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Biotyping, Pasteurella multocida
Fee:  20.00

Specimen:

pure culture

Shipping Container:

agar plate or slant

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

7 bus. days
Comments: Prevent agar from freezing.

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Blood Culture, Aerobic 
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

5 ml blood

Shipping Container:

100 ml blood culture bottles

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-8 bus. days
Comments:

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Blood Culture, Anaerobic
Fee:  29.00

Specimen:

5 ml blood

Shipping Container:

100 ml blood culture bottles

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

3-10 bus. days
Comments:

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Brachyspira Agar Dilution Susceptibility Testing/MIC (for Carbadox)
Fee:  50.00

Specimen:

1) tissue
2) swab 
3) pure culture

 

Shipping Container:

1) sterile container
2) culturette
3) agar plate in anaerobic bag 

 

Coolant:

1,2) frozen gel packs
3) none

 

Days Tested:

needs to be scheuled by batches

Turnaround Time:

2 weeks

Comments:  Please call to schedule.  Currently just for Carbadox; other antimicrobial agar dilution MICs may be performed as needed.

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Brachyspira Broth Dilution Susceptibility Testing/MIC
Fee:  60.00

Specimen:

1) tissue
2) swab 
3) pure culture

Shipping Container:

1) sterile container
2) culturette
3) agar plate in anaerobic bag 

Coolant:

1,2) frozen gel packs
3) none

 

Days Tested:

as needed

Turnaround Time:

2 weeks

Comments:  Panel includes Tiamulin, Valnemulin, Doxycycline, Tylvalosin, Lincomycin, and Tylosin

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Brachyspira spp. Culture
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

1) fresh colon section
2) fresh feces

Shipping Container:

1,2) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

10-14 bus. days
Comments: Ship overnight or deliver the same day.

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Campylobacter Culture, Bovine Reproduction 
Fee:  34.75

Specimen:

1) aborted fetus
2) prepucial  flush
3) cervical mucous

Shipping Container:

1) sterile container
2,3) Campy  transport media

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-14 bus. days
Comments: Transport media is supplied by the laboratory.

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Campylobacter Culture, Small Animal 
Fee:  34.75

Specimen:

1) feces
2) intestine (tied loop)

Shipping Container:

1,2) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-14 bus. days
Comments: Use anaerobic transport media if delayed more than 24 hrs.

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Chlamydia (Chlamydophila) Antigen Capture (ELISA)
Fee:  30.25

Specimen:

swabs

Shipping Container:

plastic tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

2-3 bus. days
Comments:

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Chlamydia (Chlamydophila) Isolation (Cell Culture)
Fee:  37.25

Specimen:

feces in Chlamydia transport media

Shipping Container:

sealed container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

Th
Turnaround Time:

2-3 weeks
Comments: Contact lab for transport media.

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Clostridium difficile (ELISA)
Fee:  16.50

Specimen:

1) 1 gm intestinal contents, or
2) 1 gm of feces

Shipping Container:

1,2) plastic bag or tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

once weekly
Turnaround Time:

2-7 bus. days
Comments: Tests run when sufficient number of samples are available.

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Environmental Culture
Fee:  32.75

Specimen:

swab

Shipping Container:

culturette

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days
Comments: Samples should be kept cool and moist in transit.

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Fluorescent Antibody, Clostridia spp. (chauvoei, novyi, sordellii, septicum)
Fee:  15.25

Specimen:

1) affected tissue
2) 5 thin smears

Shipping Container:

1) sterile container
2) slide folder

Coolant:

1) frozen gel packs
2) none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1 bus. day
Comments: Fix slides in acetone for 5 minutes.

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Fungal Culture
Fee:  21.75

Specimen:

1) affected tissue
2) hair or scraping
3) swab

Shipping Container:

1) sterile container
2) envelope
3) culturette

Coolant:

1,3) frozen gel packs
2) none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

4-6 weeks
Comments:

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Fungal Stain (Fluorescent and KOH)
Fee:  14.75

Specimen:

1) affected tissue
2) smear or slide
3) swab
4) hair sample

Shipping Container:

1) sterile container
2) slide folder
3) culturette
4) envelope

Coolant:

1,3) frozen gel packs
2,4) none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1 bus. day
Comments:

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Isolate Identification
Fee:  
1) 34.75
2) 47.50

Specimen:

1) pure culture
2) impure culture
 

Shipping Container:

1,2) agar plate or slant

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

5 bus. days
Comments: Prevent agar from freezing.

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Lawsonia intracellularis (PCR), Equine
Fee:  32.50

Specimen:

1) ileum
2) feces

Shipping Container:

1,2) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

7 bus. days
Comments:

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Lawsonia intracellularis (PCR), Porcine
Fee:  32.50

Specimen:

1) ileum
2) feces

Shipping Container:

1,2) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

7 bus. days
Comments:

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Listeria Culture
Fee:  23.75

Specimen:

1) tissue
2) silage

Shipping Container:

1) sterile container
2) clean, sealed container

Coolant:

1) frozen gel packs
2) none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

4-30 bus. days
Comments:

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Mycobacterium paratuberculosis - Johne's Culture
Fee:  27.00

Specimen:

five grams of feces

Shipping Container:

tightly covered, clean container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

16 weeks
Comments: Please call to schedule.

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Mycobacterium paratuberculosis - Johne's (PCR)
Fee:  21.75

Specimen:

feces (no more than 10g needed)

Shipping Container:

Do NOT use GLOVE or WHIRL-PAC BAG as container.

Use leakproof hard plastic container with screw cap

Coolant:

frozen gel packs or dry ice

Days Tested:

T,Th,F
Turnaround Time:

3-7 bus. days
Comments: Please make sure container has no outside contamination. NO GLOVES or WHIRL PAC BAGS. Specimens from sheep, goat and exotic ruminants also accepted.

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Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Culture in Broth
Fee:  105.00

Specimen:

1) bronchial swab or lavage
2) lung tissue

Shipping Container:

1) plastic tube
2) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

as needed
Turnaround Time:

4-5 weeks
Comments: Please call to schedule. More information.

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Mycoplasma Speciation
Fee:  31.25

Specimen:

bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

culture media

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

Th
Turnaround Time:

1-2 weeks
Comments: Results reported on Thursdays. Additional information.

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Mycoplasma spp. Culture
Fee:  30.00

Specimen:

1) uterine, cervical or vaginal mucus
2) semen
3) lung tissue
4) tracheal wash
5) fluid

Shipping Container:

1,2,4,5) Amies transport media
3) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

14 bus. days
Comments: Ship overnight or deliver the same bus. day.

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Salmonella spp. Culture
Fee:  21.50

Specimen:

1) tissue
2) feces

Shipping Container:

1,2) clean container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days
Comments:

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Salmonella spp. Culture - Primary Culture**
Fee:  22.00

Specimen:

 

1) environmental samples
2) cloacal swab
3) whole bird

  

 

Shipping Container:

 

1) 18 oz. specimen bag
2) lab provided
3) clean container

  

 

Coolant:

frozen gel packs and cooler

 

   

Days Tested:

M-W

Turnaround Time:

4 weeks

Comments:   MPTL

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Salmonella spp. Restart Culture**
Fee: 11.00

Specimen:

culture

 

 

Shipping Container:

agar plate or slant

 

 

Coolant:

none

 

 

Days Tested:

M-Th

Turnaround Time:

4 weeks

Comments:  MPTL

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Salmonella spp. Screen (Delayed Enrichment)
Fee:  25.75

Specimen:

1) chicks
2) feed
3) environmental samples

Shipping Container:

1,2,3) clean container (well labeled)

Coolant:

1) frozen gel packs
2,3) none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

5-14 bus. days
Comments:

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Salmonella spp. Culture (Delayed Enrichment) - Secondary Culture**
Fee: 25.75

Specimen:

 

1) environmental samples
2) cloacal swab
3) whole bird

 

Shipping Container:

 

1) 18 oz. specimen bag
2) lab provided
3) clean container

 

Coolant:

frozen gel packs and cooler

 

 

Days Tested:

M-W

Turnaround Time:

4 weeks

Comments:  MPTL

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Salmonella spp. Screen (Eggs APHIS "Egg Sampling Method")
Fee:  29.00/pool of 20

Specimen:

eggs

Shipping Container:

clean container (well labeled)

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

5-7 bus. days
Comments: Prevent eggs from freezing or breaking. Submission of extra eggs is recommended to account for breakage during shipment.

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Salmonella spp. Serogrouping
Fee:  8.00

Specimen:

pure culture

Shipping Container:

agar plate or slant

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. days
Comments: Prevent agar from freezing

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Salmonella spp. Serogrouping**
Fee: 8.00

Specimen:

pure culture

 

 

Shipping Container:

agar plate or slant

 

 

Coolant:

none

 

 

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

4 weeks

Comments:   MPTL

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Salmonella spp. Serotyping
Fee:  
No charge for diagnostic isolates
(see comments)

Specimen:

pure culture

Shipping Container:

agar plate or slant

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

4-6 weeks
Comments: $39.00 charge for research and environmental isolates. Prevent agar from freezing.

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Salmonella spp. Serotyping**
Fee: 13.25

Specimen:

pure culture

 

 

Shipping Container:

agar plate or slant

 

 

Coolant:

none

 

 

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

4-6 weeks

Comments:   MPTL

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Serotyping (Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Streptococcus suis, Haemophilus parasuis)
Fee:  ref. lab fee

Specimen:

pure culture

Shipping Container:

agar plate or slant

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

2-3 weeks
Comments: Prevent agar from freezing.

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Susceptibility Testing/MIC
Fee:  19.00

Specimen:

1) tissue
2) swab
3) pure culture

Shipping Container:

1) sterile container
2) culturette
3) agar plate or slant

Coolant:

1,2) frozen gel packs
3) none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

2-4 bus. days
Comments:

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Tritrichomonas spp. Culture
Fee:  18.50

Specimen:

1) prepucial flush
2) cervical mucus

Shipping Container:

1,2) Trichomonas transport media

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

4 bus. days
Comments: Transport media is furnished by the lab. Additional information.

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Ureaplasma spp. Culture
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

1) uterine, cervical or vaginal mucus
2) semen
3) lung tissue
4) tracheal wash
5) fluid

Shipping Container:

1,2,4,5) Amies transport media
3) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

7 bus. days
Comments: Ship overnight or deliver the same day.

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Urolith Culture
Fee:  71.50

Specimen:

urolith

Shipping Container:

clean container

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

3-4 bus. days
Comments:

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Yersinia Culture
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

1) feces
2) tissue

Shipping Container:

1,2) sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

2-4 bus. days
Comments:

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