Species: 
All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Bacteriology
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight in an insulated container, with ice packs.
Test Fee: 
$22.00
Setup Days: 
Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time: 
2-4 days*
Specimen Requirements: 

Brainstem is preferred for Listeria monocytogenes. Sterile swabs in transport media, fluid in sterile tubes and other tissue in individual sterile bags may be submitted. 

Collection Protocol: 

Aseptically obtained specimens; tissue may be fresh or frozen, fluid and swabs should be refrigerated. 

Additional Information: 

*Turn around time for fastidious or slow-growing organisms requires longer than 48 to 72 hours