|Test Description||Bacterial culture for isolation of Mycobacterium spp.
including the causative agent of Johne’s disease
|Sample Type||Fresh tissue (lymph node, intestine, skin biopsy, rectal biopsy) or feces|
|Container||Leak-proof primary container for tissue or feces|
|Special Submission Instructions||If you suspect Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mycobacterium bovis, call the Microbiology lab before sending. You must obtain instructions prior to shipping. Testing for these organisms is done at NVSL, not at the MU VMDL.
For other mycobacteria:
|Turnaround time||60 business days|