Test Data

Direct smear Gram Stain - microscopic evaluation

Department of Population Health, PDRC Diagnostic Services and Teaching Laboratory, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center
Test Code: BAME
Species: Not applicable

Preferred Specimen

Not applicable

Acceptable Specimen

Bacterial culture or tissue impression smear

Collection Protocol

Grow bacteria and send culture, apply bacteria to microscope slide or imprint fresh tissue onto a clean microscope slide.

Section

Bacteriology

In State Price

$3.95

Out Of State Price

Additional 12% surcharge

Method

Gram stain

Test Days and Turnaround

Monday - Friday; 2-3 business days

Shipping Requirements

Fresh tissue - ice packs in insulated cooler. DO NOT FREEZE Bacterial culture - broth or slant at room temperature. DO NOT FREEZE Inoculated microscope slides - heat fix and send in a slide box or padding to prevent breakage at room temperature. If shipping isolated organisms, please ensure the appropriate permit (domestic vs. international, which can be found on our website) is included with the shipment. Inoculated microscope slides - heat fix and send in a slide box or padding to prevent breakage at room temperature.

Shipping Dates

Ship Overnight/Next-Day, Monday to Thursday

Ship To Address

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

Contact Information

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