Bacteriology, Giemsa stain

Code:

giems

Lab:

B

Days test started:

M-F

TAT:

2 d

Available for:

Food Animal
Companion Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

Skin crusts with embedded hair.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container with freezer packs.

Collection Protocol

Pluck with forceps or scrape with a scalpel blade and collect into a sterile leakproof container/vial/bag. Do not submit scalpel blade to lab. Refrigerate immediately.

Additional Information

Testing for presence of Dermatophilus congolensis. Negative Giemsa stain does not exclude D. congolensis infection and aerobic culture is still recommended.