Culture and isolation of salmonella using FDA standards. NPIP approved and FDA approved method. Also for any salmonella positive or reactor confirmation.
Drag swab, boot swab, fluff, or cloacal swab
7-10 business days
Specimen Requirements and Collection Protocol
Gauze pad with non-fat milk environmental sample, fluff collection into sterile pouch or cloacal swab to be received within 48 hours of collection.
On ice - do not freeze - recommend ship overnight
Commercial poultry submission form
Commercial poultry multiple sample form
Lab will contact submitter with all positive results and available follow up testing. Isolates sent to National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NSVL) for serotyping and identification. Isolate identification may increase turnaround time up to 4 to 6 weeks after isolation.
If FDA isolate is confirmed—S. enteritidis egg testing is available through the lab using a rapid FDA approved PCR at $45.00 per pool. Turnaround time is 5-7 business days.