Aerobic culture

Preferred Sample

Fluid (0.5 ml minimum), tissue, urine

Fee

$22

Acceptable Samples

Swabs

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

2-3 days

Description

Isolation and identification of cultivatable bacteria present in diagnostic samples.

Species

Bovine | Canine | Feline | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

Send samples on ice pack. Overnight or 2-day shipping recommended.

Additional Instructions

An additional fee is charged for antibiotic susceptibility testing.

For the best results, please include relevant sample information. For example, how the sample was collected (include source and collection date), signalment, clinical signs, lab abnormalities, contributing disease, treatment, differential diagnosis, and in particular, specific questions you have (i.e. why you are submitting the sample). For continuity it is important to include any previously submitted cases; if the accession number is not available, just indicate that prior cases exist. History is critical as it dictates not only case set up but also interpretation of test results.