Pure culture. If your plate is not a pure culture, please use a sharpie marker to circle the colony on the bottom of the plate to indicate which organism you are interested in. Wrap individual plates in perifilm, or tape 3-4 plates together in a stack to keep plates closed during shipping. Plates should be room temperature and shipped WITHOUT ice packs to prevent condensation on the plates. Prevent from freezing.
Isolates in good condition will be identified with the MALDI-TOF or other techniques as appropriate.
Note: For clients using the MN Easy Culture System, we may be able to help with identification from high quality pictures emailed to the lab at no charge.
Agar plate or slant