Salmonella Culture, Drag Swab

Section: Bacteriology

Fee: $30.00

Turnaround Time: 3 – 4 business days

Days Test Started: Monday

Species: Chicken

Specimen

Name

Container

Minimum Amount

Drag swab

Viral Transport Medium/Leakproof Tube


Collection Information

GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
SWAB (fecal, respiratory, tissue, purulent) - Synthetic (Dacron/polyester) swabs are recommended. Swabs should be placed in a viral transport system (examples: Viral Culturette, Becton Dickinson; Universal Transport Medium, Copan Diagnostics) or in a sterile, leakproof tube with 0.5 ml sterile. Please only utilize bacterial culturette systems for bacterial culture. Sample must be collected via FDA protocols.

Shipping Information

OVERNIGHT - Ship overnight in an insulated shipper with ice packs (pack absorptive material to collect moisture) DO NOT SHIP OVER THE WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY - NO SATURDAY DELIVERY
PAPERWORK - Package paperwork separately in a waterproof, sealable plastic bag. Ensure paperwork is complete and specimens are labeled for easy matching. If you are using CF.755 Multiple Animal Continuation Form, please include a hard copy and email a copy to addl@purdue.edu.
SWAB - Ship swabs in a sealed container with the appropriate media or in the proper commercial swab transport device.

Additional Information
Salmonella isolates are serogrouped at ADDL, then sent to NVSL for serotyping.
*Contact the lab in advance if you will be submitting more than 10 samples*

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