Bacterial culture, environmental 1

Code:

acule

Lab:

B

Days test started:

M-F

TAT:

10 d

Available for:

Food Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

Variety of environmental surfaces.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container with freezer packs.

Collection Protocol

Swab the environmental surface(s) requiring testing. Place sponges, swiffers, etc. into a leakproof container. Place swabs into bacterial transport medium. Refrigerate immediately.

Additional Information

Testing for the presence of E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella spp., and Clostridium perfringens. Susceptibility testing not routinely done.