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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.

Listeria Culture - LISTCUL

Sample Details: 1) Encephalitic: brain stem, cerebellum; 2) Visceral: liver, spleen, kidney; 3) Swab of 1 pr 2; 4) Silage
Cost/Fee: $22.00 /sample
Comment: Neurologic listeriosis is not typically associated with a bacteremia. CNS infection is believed to and has been shown to result from localized entry of the bacteria via defects in the oral mucosa, with initial entry into the CNS via the trigeminal nerve. A systemic or bacteremic phase is not usually associated with this process.  CSF or brain would be required to identify neurolisteriosis in most cases.

Blood can be a good sample in monogastrics and neonates with septicemia.
Consider submission of inoculated Blood Culture media and requesting "Blood culture, aerobic" for testing a clinically ill live animal.

Placenta and fetal tissues are appropriate specimens in abortions cases.

Our laboratory does not provide food safety testing for listeria on milk or other foods.  Samples submitted for testing should be related to clinical investigations.

Antimicrobial susceptibilities are not included in the testing fee. Test is also part of Ruminant CNS Panel . Rabies testing should also be submitted to the NYS DOH Rabies laboratory for neurologic submissions.

Preliminary results will be provided one day after sample processing begins.

Lab Section: Bacteriology

Description: For the culture of Listeria monocytogenes ONLY.

Min Sample Volume:

Collection Container: 1-2) Sealed separate sterile containers; 3) Amies transport media (swab); 4) Sealed sterile container

Coolant: 1-3) Refrigerate

Test Target: Antigen

Test Days: M-F

Test Turnaround (business days): 5-7 days


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