Bacteriology - Most Probable Number (MPN)

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

Test Code: BMPN

Species: Not applicable

Preferred Specimen

Any sample

Acceptable Specimen

Any sample

Collection Protocol

Contact lab if you need specific protocols



In State Price


Out Of State Price

Additional 12% surcharge


Samples are serially diluted in specialty media in triplicate, incubated overnight then plated to specialty agar in 96 well plates and incubated appropriately to encourage growth. The growth endpoints are read and the most probable number of bacteria in the sample at the time of dilution is calculated using MPN methodology.

Test Days and Turnaround

Please contact lab before sending samples; 5-10 business days

Shipping Requirements

Ship samples 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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