2 ml milk
See Submission Guidelines for detailed sample collection, handling, and shipping information. Freeze samples immediately after collecting. Samples must remain cold, preferable frozen during shipping.
This test is used to identify Staphylococcus and Mycoplasma species in milk. Results reported are: No Staph Growth, Staph species, Staph aureus, and Mycoplasma species. (Primarily used to diagnose Staph aureus and Mycoplasma).
If Mycoplasma is found the exact species (Mycoplasma bovis or other) can be determined by PCR if requested (see PCR Identification of Mycoplasma species Isolated from Milk).