Bovine Milk Bulk Tank Culture

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Bulk Tank Culture  Bacteriology $29.00 
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Bovine  M, Tu, W, Th, F  9 days 
Specimen Requirements:    
Bulk Tank Milk - 6 ml 
Collection Protocol:    
Aseptically obtained specimen, caution - do not overfill tubes, especially if freezing 
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof container; preferably 15 ml screw-cap tube(s).  Freeze sample(s) if more than 24 hours in transit and ship on ice.  Overnight or 2-day shipping for samples recommended 
Additional Information:    
Standard Bulk Tank Culture includes: total count, Staph. aureus, Strep. agalactiae, Strep. species (not agalactiae), coliform, misc. bacteria Mycoplasma, pasteurized count.  Call lab if submitting more than 10 samples.