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Each accession received will be charged a $5.00 accessioning fee, in addition to the requested testing.
Fees are subject to change without notice, please call the lab if you have any questions.
Contract pricing available. For information please refer to the contract billing page.

All test turnaround times are listed in business days and do not include Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

Aerobic Bacterial Culture - AER

Sample Details: Affected tissue, lesion, fluid aspirate or swab in bacterial transport media
Cost/Fee: $40.00 /sample

Tissues are not routinely pooled for aerobic cultures.  When multiple tissues are submitted and aerobic culture is requested, we will culture each separately, and a fee for each tissue will accrue. 

To detect Salmonella from GI samples, a Salmonella culture should be requested.  Salmonella is readily identified in aerobic cultures from non-GI sources.

To detect Listeria in brain or CSF specimens, a Listeria culture should be requested.  Listeria is readily identified in aerobic cultures from systemic samples of septicemic animals or fetal tissues.

Streptococcus equi is  identified in routine aerobic cultures.  If no other aerobic bacteria are of diagnostic concern, a Strep. equi culture can be used to rulein/out Strep. equi only.

For Campylobacter spp., Mycoplasma spp., Ureaplasma spp., Yersinis spp. and Brucella spp., individual  cultures specific to the bacteria should be requested, as they are not detected reliably in routine aerobic cultures.

*May qualify for New York State contract pricing. Antimicrobial susceptibilities are not included in the testing fee. Susceptibilities will be performed only if specifically requested. See Antimicrobial Susceptibility (MIC) and Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Ophthalmology. Preliminary results will be provided one day after sample processing begins.

Lab Section: Bacteriology

Description: For the isolation of aerobic bacteria.

Min Sample Volume:

Collection Container: Amies transport media (swab) or sealed sterile container

Coolant: Refrigerate. Ship in insulated container with ice pack.

Test Target: Antigen

Test Days: M-F

Test Turnaround (business days): 2-7 days


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