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  TEST NAME Tularemia Suspect Culture (BAC-5050)
  SECTION Bacteriology
  SPECIMENS Lymph node aspirate (antemortem) Fresh spleen or mesenteric lymph node (postmortem)
  SPECIES All
  PRICING $0.00 / $0.00
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Doubled bagged Ziploc with the sample clearly labeled “Tularemia Suspect”. Do not send aspirate in syringe but in a preservative free container.
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold pack
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 1-3 days
  TEST COMMENTS For antemortem diagnosis, lymph node aspirates are appropriate. Necropsy is not recommended on Tularemia suspect animals, but if performed, spleen is the preferred tissue. Note, this is not a stand alone test and is always performed in conjunction with aerobic culture. Please place the samples in a Ziploc bag and then place that bag in another Ziploc. Please mark clearly on the outer Ziploc bag: “Tularemia Suspect”. Call the KSVDL Client Care at 866-512-5650 to alert laboratory personnel a possible zoonotic case is being shipped.
  PROCEDURES Bacterial culture
  DELIVERY METHOD Next day delivery
  SECTION GROUP Bacteriology