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  TEST NAME Anthrax Suspect Culture (BAC-5055)
  SECTION Bacteriology
  SPECIMENS Blood soaked umbilical tape or cotton swabs soaked in extruded blood or blood taken from a superficial ear vein. For swine, lymph nodes are an acceptable sample.
  SPECIES All
  PRICING $0.00 / $0.00
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Doubled bagged Ziploc with the sample clearly labeled “Anthrax Suspect”
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold pack
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 1-3 days
  TEST COMMENTS Appropriate samples are blood soaked umbilical tape or cotton swabs soaked in extruded blood or blood taken from superficial ear vein; necropsy is not recommended, but if performed, spleen sample is preferred. For swine, lymph nodes are an acceptable sample. 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: “Anthrax 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