Listeria Culture

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Listeria culture Bacteriology $20.00
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
All Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F 2-4 days*
Specimen Requirements:    
Brainstem is preferred for Listeria monocytogenes.  Sterile swabs in transport media, fluids in sterile tubes, and other tissues in individual sterile bags may be submitted.
Collection Protocol:    
Aseptically obtained specimen; tissue may be fresh or frozen, fluid and swabs should be refrigerated
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof container.  Overnight shipping is recommended 
Additional Information:    
*Turn around time for fastidious or slow-growing organisms requires longer than 48 to 72 hours