Species: 
All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Bacteriology
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight or 2-day shipping in an insulated container, with ice packs.
Test Fee: 
$8.00
Setup Days: 
Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time: 
Same day (if received by 4pm)
Specimen Requirements: 

Fluid in red top tube, sterile swab in transport media, tissues in individual sterile Whirl-Pak® bags; Do not send glass slides.

Collection Protocol: 

Aseptically obtained sample

Additional Information: 

The Gram stain technique is used to identify and classify bacterial cells into Gram-positive and Gram-negative rods.

If submitting swabs for a aerobic/anaerobic culture (in addition to gram stain), please provide two swabs.