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Virus and Bacteria Isolation and Identification

Depending on the type and quality of the sample provided, it takes 24 -48 hours to isolate and identify conventional bacteria.  An additional 24 hours is needed to perform a sensitivity test that determines proper antibiotic therapy.  For Mycoplasma bovis, the isolation takes 48 hours to identify and then an additional 48 hours to do the sensitivity tests.  Virus isolation and identification takes approximately 5 days to confirm with laboratory equipment .   
Proper notification of sample shipment and routing needs to be confirmed prior to shipment of tissue samples.  Please call 325.653.4505 for a shipment instruction packet. 
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