Bacteriology - aerobic culture & comprehensive ID

Department of Population Health, PDRC Diagnostic Services and Teaching Laboratory, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center

Test Code: BCAC

Species: Not applicable

Preferred Specimen

Pure bacterial culture

Acceptable Specimen

Pure bacterial culture

Collection Protocol

Aseptically swab infected area or send fresh tissue. Bacterial cultures may be sent on slants or in broth. If needed, contact lab for specific protocols OR submit a pure bacterial culture.



In State Price


Out Of State Price

Additional 12% surcharge


Pure isolates are identified using bench tests, API strips, MALDI-Tof, 16s gene sequencing. MALDI-Tof and 16s are outsourced to the Athens Diagnostic Laboratory.

Test Days and Turnaround

Monday - Friday; 3-10 business days

Shipping Requirements

Ship samples or isolates on slants with ample ice packs in insulated container. DO NOT FREEZE. If shipping isolated organisms, please ensure the appropriate permit (domestic vs. international, which can be found on our website) is included with the shipment.

Ship To Address

Attn: Diagnostic Lab
Poultry and Diagnostic Research Center (PDRC)
953 College Station Rd
Athens, Georgia, 30602

Contact Information

For any questions regarding prices, sample collection, testing, shipping requirements, and permits please call (706) 542-5657 or email [email protected]. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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