All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight or 2-day shipping in an insulated container, with ice packs. Do not freeze.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
3 day minimum
Specimen Requirements: 
  • 2 grams of feces or a tied-off section of intestine in a sealed container. Transport media specific for feces is acceptable. Do not submit in gloves or OB sleeves.
  • Sterile tissues (liver etc).
  • For other specimens call the laboratory.  
Collection Protocol: 

Very fresh feces or aseptically collected tissues. Swabs may not contain enough material for adequate recovery. 

Additional Information: 

There is a three day minimum turn-around for negative cultures. Positive cultures may take up to a week for biochemical confirmation and Salmonella "O" grouping. Positive isolates are forwarded to the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory for additional identification (at no further charge). Sensitivity testing may be added for an additional charge on request.