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Udder Health

Effective April 18, 2014   


Notes:  The $10 accession fee will NOT be applied to udder health testing. A $0.50 fee will be charged for each milk sample submitted in a whirl-pac to cover the extra time required for sample handling. All fees are in US $.

Turnaround times may be longer than indicated if additional testing is required.

See the Laboratory for Udder Health home page for more information on submitting for these tests.

 

Note on days tested and turnaround times:    Samples may not always be tested 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.

 

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information.

 

 

Bedding Cultures
Fee:  20.75

Specimen:

2 cups of bedding

Shipping Container:

whirl-pac or plastic bag

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M or T

Turnaround Time:

2-10 bus. days

Comments: Refrigerate or freeze.

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Environmental Monitoring Culture
Fee:  12.75

Specimen:

6 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-4 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately. Ship in insulated box.

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Isolate Identification, Milk Related
Fee:  17.25

Specimen:

pure culture

Shipping Container:

agar plate or slant

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

1-3 bus. days

Comments: Prevent agar from freezing.

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Laboratory Pasteurization Count (LPC) Test 
Fee:  20.50

Specimen:

6 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-6 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately.

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Mastitis Milk Culture and Susceptibility on Selected Isolates
Fee:  see comments

Specimen:

2 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-6 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately. Samples must remain cold, preferably frozen.

Fee for culture is 6.00. Fees for susceptibility are 13.50 for 1-3 samples, 25.00 for 4-15 samples and 45.00 for 16-75 samples. For more than 75 samples, please contact us for fee information.

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Milk Bulk Tank Culture
Fee:  27.50

Specimen:

3-5 milk samples collected on 3-5 consecutive days at same time of day; minimum of 6 ml milk each sample

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-6 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately. Samples must remain cold, preferably frozen.

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Milk Bulk Tank Culture and Mycoplasma Culture
Fee:  32.75

Specimen:

3-5 milk samples collected on 3-5 consecutive days at same time of day; minimum of 6 ml milk each sample

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-6 bus. days (bulk tank)
7-14 bus. days (Mycoplasma)

Comments: Freeze immediately. Samples must remain cold, preferably frozen.

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Mycoplasma - Milk Culture
Fee:  5.25

Specimen:

2 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

7-14 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately. Samples must remain cold, preferably frozen.

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PCR Identificaiton of Mycoplasma sp. Isolated from Milk
Fee:  31.25

Specimen:

Mycoplasma isolate

Shipping Container:

n/a

Coolant:

n/a

Days Tested:

W,Th

Turnaround Time:

2-3 weeks following Mycoplasma milk culture

Comments: Requires Mycoplasma - Milk Culture isolate submission.

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Pre-incubation - PI
Fee:  7.25 each

Specimen:

Minimum of 6 ml milk each sample

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-6 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately. Samples must remain cold, preferably frozen.

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Prototheca Culture Only
Fee:  2.75

Specimen:

2 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately. Samples must remain cold, preferably frozen.

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Standard/Total Plate Count - SPC/TPC
Fee:  7.25 each

Specimen:

Minimum of 6 ml milk each sample

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately. Samples must remain cold, preferably frozen.

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Standard Plate Count and Coliform Count (Colostrum)
Fee:  14.00

Specimen:

6 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately. Ship in insulated box.

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Staphylococcus Culture Only
Fee:  2.75

Specimen:

2 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately.

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Staphylococcus and Mycoplasma Culture
Fee:  6.75

Specimen:

2 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days (Staphylococcus)
7-14 bus. days (Mycoplasma)

Comments: Freeze immediately.

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Staphylococcus and Streptococcus Culture
Fee:  3.50

Specimen:

2 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately.

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Streptococcus Culture Only
Fee:  2.75

Specimen:

2 ml milk

Shipping Container:

sterile tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days

Comments: Freeze immediately.

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Towel Culture
Fee:  15.75

Specimen:

towel

Shipping Container:

whirl-pac or plastic bag

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M or T

Turnaround Time:

2-9 bus. days

Comments: Refrigerate or freeze.

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Water or Disinfectant Culture, Milk Related (Includes Counts on Total Gram Negative, Gram Negative Non-fermenters, Pseudomonas, and Coliforms) 
Fee:  20.00

Specimen:

200 ml water

Shipping Container:

sterile container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-5 bus. days

Comments: Keep chilled.

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