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