Gimenez Stain

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Gimenez stain Bacteriology $7.50
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
All Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F Same day
Specimen Requirements:    
Sterile swab in transport media, tissues in individual sterile Whirl-PakĀ® bags.
Collection Protocol:    
Aseptically obtained sample.  Common specimens include: Caprine/Ovine - placenta; Feline - conjunctival swab; Exotic birds - air sac, liver, spleen; Ducks/Geese/Pigeon - conjunctiva, eyelid.
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof container. Overnight or 2-day shipping is recommended.
Additional Information:    
Some diseases caused by Chlamydiae and Coxiella burnetii can be detected by stained tissue smears and swab slides.