All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight or 2-day shipping in an insulated container, with ice packs.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
1 day
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.