Bacterial PCR

Services & Fees

Effective  August 20, 2018

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions. A centrifugation charge of $1.25 per tube may be applied. All fees are in US $.  An additional 10% out of state surcharge will also be applied where animals or owners are from outside the state of Minnesota. All fees are in US $.

Note on days tested and turnaround times: Samples must be received at least 1 business day before the scheduled testing day. New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin. Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time. If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

Pooling any sample may produce a false negative result. Pooling strategies should consider the characteristics/pathogenesis of the disease and test being used.  

Submission form

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information:

Specimen Requirements:

1) tonsillar swab 2) whole tonsil 3) lung 4) oral fluid 5) tissues

Shipping Container:

1) swab 2,3) tissue

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
39.50
Days Tested:
Every other Monday
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

 Additional information. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) bacterial cultures 2) blood 3) tissue

Shipping Container:

1) leakproof container 2) tube 3) whirl pak or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
no charge
Days Tested:
as requested
Turnaround Time:
7 bus. days
Comments:

Testing is completed at the MN Department of Health. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

culture media

Coolant:
none
Fee:
52.50
Days Tested:
T
Turnaround Time:
1-2 weeks
Comments:

Results reported on Thursdays. Additional information. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) bacterial isolate 2) feces 3) fecal swabs 4) colon

Shipping Container:

1) culture media in leak proof container 2) leak proof container 3) swab 4) whirl Pak or secure plastic bag

Coolant:
none
Fee:
39.50
Days Tested:
M
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

Results reported on Tuesdays. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test. If multiple agent testing is requested, please submit 2 tablespoons/30ml of fecal material. This will allow for an adequate sample volume to properly conduct each test.

Specimen Requirements:

Brachyspira isolate

Shipping Container:

culture media

Coolant:
none
Fee:
39.50
Days Tested:
T
Turnaround Time:
1-2 weeks
Comments:

Results reported on Thursdays. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

culture plate

Coolant:
none
Fee:
35.75
Days Tested:
Every other Monday
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

Results reported on Tuesday. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) skin lesions 2) systemic tissues 3) fetuses 4) abscess 5) bacterial isolate 6) bursa 7) joint 8) joint fluid 9) joint swab 10) nasal swab 11) ** oral fluid 12) pericardium 13) pleura 14) tonsil 15) tendon

Shipping Container:

tissue

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
37.50
Days Tested:
T,Th
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

Results reported on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

** Oral fluid will be reported with a disclaimer as the specimen has not been validated on this assay.

*Does not differentiate between Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae and Erysipelothrix tonsillarium

Specimen Requirements:

bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

culture media

Coolant:
none
Fee:
35.00
Days Tested:
W
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

Results reported on Wednesdays. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

culture media

Coolant:
none
Fee:
50.00
Days Tested:
W
Turnaround Time:
2-4 weeks
Comments:

Results are reported on Tuesdays. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) systemic tissues (fibrin) 2) abscess 3) bacterial isolate 4) bursa 5) joint 6) joint fluid 7) joint swab 8) nasal swab 9) oral fluid 10) pericardium 11) pleura 12) tonsil 13) tendon

Shipping Container:

1) swabs 2) tissues 3) fluids

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
31.00
Days Tested:
T,Th
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

Results reported on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additional information. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) ileum 2) feces (no more than 10 g needed) 3) swabs (fecal or rectal) 4) oral fluids

Shipping Container:

1) Use leakproof hard plastic sterile container with screw cap 2) Do NOT use GLOVE or WHIRL-PAC BAG as container. Use leakproof hard plastic sterile container with screw cap. 3) synthetic swab 4) at least 2 mL

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
34.25
Days Tested:
T, Th *
Turnaround Time:
7 bus. days
Comments:

The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test. 

* Samples need to be received by Monday and Wednesday by 1:00 pm to be included in testing.

There is an additional processing fee of $5.50 per sample for pooling samples.

 

Specimen Requirements:

1) 10 ml urine 2) tissue (fetuses, kidney) 3) 100 ml water

Shipping Container:

1) vial 2) plastic bag 3)leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
19.75
Days Tested:
M
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

feces (no more than 10g needed)

Shipping Container:

Do NOT use GLOVE or WHIRL-PAC BAG as container. Use leakproof hard plastic container with screw cap

Coolant:
frozen gel packs or dry ice
Fee:
23.00
Days Tested:
W *
Turnaround Time:
3-7 business days
Comments:

Please make sure container has no outside contamination. NO GLOVES or WHIRL PAC BAGS. 
Specimens from sheep, goat, and exotic ruminants also accepted.

Ct Values from this assay correspond to the shedding status of the animal as follows:
Less than Ct 25 = High Shedding
Ct 25 to Ct 30 = Moderate Shedding
Ct 30 to Ct 37 = Low Shedding
Ct 37 to Ct 40 = Suspect Animal
Above 40 or no Ct value = Negative

The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test. If multiple agent testing is requested, please submit 2 tablespoons/30ml of fecal material. This will allow for an adequate sample volume to properly conduct each test.

The lab may pool specimens with up to 5 samples per pool - please indicate on the submission form. Pooling results in slightly decreased test sensitivity. 
DO NOT PRE-POOL SAMPLES.

* Samples need to be received by Tuesday at 1:00 PM to be included in testing.

 

Specimen Requirements:

1) tissue homogenates 2) lung tissue 3) bacterial isolate 4) nasal swab 5) other

Shipping Container:

1,2) vial or leakproof container 3) culture media 4) synthetic swab

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
25.00
Days Tested:
Th
Turnaround Time:
2-8 bus. days
Comments:

Results reported on Thursdays. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) swab in sp4 media 2) swab (tracheal, joint, sinus or airsac) 3) bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

1) vial or leakproof container 2) synthetic swab or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
29.00
Days Tested:
Weekly
Turnaround Time:
2-6 bus. days
Comments:

This test is conducted at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory location only. Samples must be received at least the day before test date. Please contact the lab if you need rush testing. If culture is desired, sp4 media should be used for specimen shipment. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) swab (nasal, tracheal or bronchial) 2) lung 3) oral fluids/saliva 4) bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

1) culturette 2) whirl-pac or plastic bag 3) sterile tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
31.00
Days Tested:
M,T,W,Th,F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 business days
Comments:

The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) *swabs (tracheal or bronchial) 2) *lung 3) *isolate
*Positive for M. hyo. by PCR

Shipping Container:

1) synthetic swab 2) whirl-pac or plastic bag 3) sterile tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
156.00
Days Tested:
Monday
Turnaround Time:
2 weeks
Comments:

The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.When sequencing is requested and a particular sample or number of samples to sequence isn't specified, the lab will default to sequencing the one sample with the lowest ct value (the lowest ct value represents the sample with the most virus or bacteria).

Specimen Requirements:

1) joint swab 2) joint fluid 3) synovial membrane 4) bacterial isolate 5) bursa 6) joint 7) nasal swab 8) oral fluid 9) pericardium 10) pleura 11) tonsil 12) tendon

Shipping Container:

1) swab 2) tissue

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
31.00
Days Tested:
T,Th
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

Results reported on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) joint swab 2) joint fluid 3) synovial membrane 4) bacterial isolate 5) bursa 6) joint 7) nasal swab 8) oral fluid 9) pericardium 10) pleura 11) tonsil 12) tendon

Shipping Container:

1) swab 2) tissue

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
31.00
Days Tested:
T,Th
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

Results reported on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) swab in sp4 media 2) swab (tracheal, joint, sinus or airsac) 3) bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

1) vial or leakproof container 2) synthetic swab or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
29.00
Days Tested:
Weekly
Turnaround Time:
2-6 bus. days
Comments:

This test is conducted at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory location only. Samples must be received at least the day before test date. Please contact the lab if you need rush testing. If culture is desired, sp4 media should be used for specimen shipment. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) swab in sp4 media 2) swab (tracheal, joint, sinus or airsac) 3) bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

1) vial or leakproof container 2) synthetic swab or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
29.00
Days Tested:
Weekly
Turnaround Time:
2-6 bus. days
Comments:

This test is conducted at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory location only. Samples must be received at least the day before test date. Please contact the lab if you need rush testing. If culture is desired, sp4 media should be used for specimen shipment. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) swab in sp4 media 2) swab (tracheal, joint, sinus or airsac) 3) bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

1) vial or leakproof container 2) synthetic swab or plastic bag

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
29.00
Days Tested:
Weekly
Turnaround Time:
2-6 bus. days
Comments:

This test is conducted at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory location only. Samples must be received at least the day before test date. Please contact the lab if you need rush testing. If culture is desired, sp4 media should be used for specimen shipment. Additional Information.The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

1) nasal swabs 2) P. multocida isolate

Shipping Container:

1) swab 2) culture media

Coolant:
frozen gel pack
Fee:
Ref Lab Fee
Days Tested:
sent to reference lab
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

1) tissue 2) feces (no more than 10g needed)

Shipping Container:

Do NOT use GLOVE or WHIRL-PAC BAG as container. Use leakproof hard plastic container with screw cap.

Coolant:
frozen gel packs or dry ice
Fee:
ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
Turnaround Time:
Comments:

This test is sent to a reference lab.

Please make sure container has no outside contamination. NO GLOVES or WHIRL-PAC BAGS. The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.

Specimen Requirements:

bacterial isolate

Shipping Container:

culture media

Coolant:
none
Fee:
Ref Lab Fee
Days Tested:
Sent to reference lab
Turnaround Time:
2-10 bus. days
Comments:

The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.