Campylobacter culture

Preferred Sample

Fluid, tissue, feces

Fee

$20

Acceptable Samples

Swabs

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

3-5 days

Description

Isolation and identification of Campylobacter species from diagnostic samples.

Species

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

Shipping Requirements

Send intestinal or fecal samples on ice pack overnight in a leak proof container. Fluid samples from reproductive sites must be submitted in a specific transport media and arrive at the lab no longer than 24-hours after collection.

Additional Instructions

Modified Cary-Blair or other fecal transport media may be used for fecal submissions.

For isolation of Campylobacter from reproductive sites, collection and proper transport is essential for isolation by culture. Weybridge transport media is recommended and is available for purchase from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Madison, WI. Telephone 608-262-5432. Ask for the media specialist. Allow sufficient time (3-5 working days) for delivery. Refer to abortion submission recommendations if Campylobacter is suscpected.

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing is not performed on Campylobacter species at NDSU-VDL.