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530 Milk Culture(S)

Milk Culture(S)
Test Code: VMILK1
Species
Bovine, Caprine, Other, Ovine
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Milk ​Sterile, leak proof container
Collection Processing Instructions
Do not submit in a whirl-bag. Collect milk in sterile container from clean, dry teats after preparation. Dry the teat with a dry towel. The teat should then be cleaned with alcohol, allowed to air dry, and a midstream sample obtained after the first strip of milk is discarded. Samples collected just before milking may enhance detection of microorganism. Avoid contact of the sample container with the teat. For meaningful results, sample must be free of environmental contaminants.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Milk ​Refrigerate ​<24 hours
​Milk ​Freeze ​Up to 2 weeks
Rejection Criteria
Specimens >2 weeks old
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Sunday ​2-3 days ​Culture
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Test Information
Number of samples received must be indicated within test code (i.e. 9 samples = VMILK9). Culture does not include Mycoplasma. Susceptibilities are not routinely performed on milk cultures. If susceptibility is requested, please contact the microbiology department within 5 days of receiving final report. Specimens are submitted from one herd
Reference Intervals
Performing Location Reference Intervals
​Marshfield ​Interpretive Report
Species
Bovine, Caprine, Other, Ovine
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Milk ​Sterile, leak proof container
Collection Processing Instructions
Do not submit in a whirl-bag. Collect milk in sterile container from clean, dry teats after preparation. Dry the teat with a dry towel. The teat should then be cleaned with alcohol, allowed to air dry, and a midstream sample obtained after the first strip of milk is discarded. Samples collected just before milking may enhance detection of microorganism. Avoid contact of the sample container with the teat. For meaningful results, sample must be free of environmental contaminants.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Milk ​Refrigerate ​<24 hours
​Milk ​Freeze ​Up to 2 weeks
Rejection Criteria
Specimens >2 weeks old
Test Information
Number of samples received must be indicated within test code (i.e. 9 samples = VMILK9). Culture does not include Mycoplasma. Susceptibilities are not routinely performed on milk cultures. If susceptibility is requested, please contact the microbiology department within 5 days of receiving final report. Specimens are submitted from one herd
Reference Intervals
Performing Location Reference Intervals
​Marshfield ​Interpretive Report
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Sunday ​2-3 days ​Culture
Laboratory Section
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.