Fee: 
33.15
Days Tested: 
M-F
Turnaround Time: 
2-3 business days (bulk tank); 7-14 business days (Mycoplasma)
Specimen Requirements: 

3-5 milk samples collected on 3-5 consecutive days at same time of day; minimum of 6 ml milk each sample

Shipping Container: 

sterile tube

Coolant: 
frozen gel packs
Comments: 

Freeze samples immediately after collection. Samples must remain cold, preferably frozen. See Submission Guidelines for more information on how to collect a bulk tank milk sample.

For more information, see Using Bulk Tank Milk Cultures in a Dairy Practice.

Description: 

This test quantifies major categories of bacteria in bulk tank milk, including: Strep agalactiae, Staph aureus, Non-ag Streps, Coliforms, Staph species, and Mycoplasma species.