Fee: 
$16.50
Service: 
Udder Health
Species: 
Bovine
Caprine
Ovine
Days Tested: 

M or T

Turnaround Time: 
1-2 business days (from testing on M or T)
Specimen Requirements: 

Towel. Submit each towel in a clean Ziploc bag. Towels submitted in the same bag will be tested as one pooled sample due to cross-contamination. Freeze before shipping. See Best Practice: Towels (link) for more detailed instructions on sample collection.

Coolant: 
Frozen gel packs
Comments: 

This test may be used to evaluate the adequacy of udder prep towel laundering procedures or storage conditions. Growth of more than 5 colonies of Environmental Streps, Staph species, or Coliforms indicates a likely risk for mastitis.

Results reported: cfu/in2 Staph species, Environmental Streps, Coliforms, Non-coliform Gram-negatives, Bacillus

Keywords: 
Mastitis, towel
Shipping Container: 

WHIRL-PAC or clean Ziploc bag

Location: 
VDL