The laboratory will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Fecal culture (small animal)

Preferred Sample

Feces (5 grams minimum)

Fee

$30

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

2-3 days

Description

Isolation and identification of fecal bacterial pathogens from small animal diagnostic samples.

Species

Canine | Feline | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

Send samples on ice pack in a leak proof container. Overnight or 2 day shipping for samples is recommended.

Additional Instructions

Includes special cultures for Salmonella sp., Camplyobacter sp. and Yersinia sp. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing is not routinely performed on bacterial isolates from enteric sources due to lack of in vivo efficacy. For large animals see fecal culture (large animal).

Check out our Microbiology page for helpful collection and interpretation information.