Species: 
All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Bacteriology
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight or 2-day in an insulated container, with ice packs
Test Fee: 
$20.00
Setup Days: 
Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time: 
2-3 days
Specimen Requirements: 

Swabs in transport media, fluids or abscess material in sterile tubes, tissues in individual sterile bags. 

Collection Protocol: 

Aseptically obtained specimen. Abscess material or swab best obtained from close to interior wall of abscess with bloody material to increase likelihood of obtaining live ogranisms. 

Additional Information: 

This test is recommended for Equine and Caprine/Ovine caseous lymphadenitis cases, but the organism can be recovered from other species. If other organisms are suspected in an abscess or desired on the report, a routine Aerobic or Anaerobic culture must be requested. No sensitivity testing is available for this test due to its growth rate and intracellular nature.