Species: 
All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Bacteriology
Shipping Requirements: 
Seal plate or tube and ship in Ziploc® bag(s). Do not refrigerate or freeze. Ship overnight or 2-day.
Test Fee: 
$15.00
Setup Days: 
Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time: 
Up to 14 days*
Specimen Requirements: 

Submit inoculated test media plate or tube.

Collection Protocol: 

Specimen (hair, scabs, skin, beak, feathers) should be taken after first cleaning the area with 70% alcohol or a non-medicated, non-fungicidal soap. Specimen may be obtained by plucking hair with scabs, scraping nail bed or skin with a scalpel blade. Inoculate your preferred test media. 

Additional Information: 

Test media should be labeled with animal name and date inoculated. It may be incubated at room temperature prior to submission.

Laboratory identification may take 1-14 days or more. Only presence/absence of dermatophyte is reported.