Microbiology

Microbiology

MicrobiologyThe Comparative Pathology Laboratory is able to offer decades of combined experience performing aerobic bacterial cultures of mice, rats, and other veterinary research species such as zebrafish and additional aquatic species. We routinely perform:

  • Routine health monitoring cultures.
  • Cultures of clinically significant tissues/lesions.
  • Environmental monitoring cultures, including water cultures.
  • Autoclave testing.

Please contact us for questions regarding sample submission.

Test

Description

Rate Code

Aerobic culture Culture for isolation and identification of aerobic bacteria or fungi from a single site or sample M010
Anaerobic culture Culture for isolation and identification of anaerobic bacteria 0055
Special stains Gram or Acid-Fast with interpretation for identification of microorganisms  M040
Autoclave spore ampule testing Includes spore ampules with testing, interpretation and controls M050
Rodac plate testing Includes incubation and grid counting with report generation for each site tested (up to 10 plates). Plates can be provided for an additional fee. M060
Water sample testing Water sample filtration for particulates with aerobic culture and pH  M070
Environmental swab testing Culture for isolation and identification of aerobic bacteria or fungi from an environmental swab M080

 

Microbiology Submission Guidelines

BD Eswab Minitip Collection Kit #220246
BD Eswab Minitip Collection Kit # 220246

Using the BD Eswab Minitip Collection Kit (Becton Dickinson, Catalog # 220246), aseptically swab the lesion of interest using the flocked end of the wand. After collection, snap the flocked end of the wand into the elution tube at the red line. Label the tube with the animal ID, tissue cultured, and date. Place the tube in a secondary container, such as a zipper storage bag, and ship overnight on ice packs.