Lab Section: Bacteriology
Description: For the detection of Campylobacter fetus in ruminants by fluorescent antibody stain.
Min Sample Volume: 1) 1 ml; 2) Entire fetus (if small) with placenta or 2” x 3” sections of individual tissues, 1 ml abomasal fluid
Collection Container: 1) Lactated Ringer’s Solution (see Comment**); 2) Separate sealed containers (sterile preferred), red-top tube for abomasal content
Coolant: 1) Refrigerate and deliver same day as collection in insulated container with ice packs - do not freeze; 2) Refrigerate and deliver same day or ship overnight in insulated container with ice packs
Test Target: Antigen
Test Days: Tuesday and Friday
Test Turnaround (business days): 3-4 days