E. coli - agglutination serotyping
Days test started:
Specimen Type/VolumeRuminant and swine Escherichia coli isolate (pure culture).
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolAgar slant, culture plate, or bacterial transport medium (swab). Refrigerate immediately.
Test to be ordered by bacteriology laboratory only. Routine testing of E. coli isolates from swine and ruminant fecal samples for the presence of F4 (K88) and F5 (K99) fimbriae, for certain age categories only.