General microbiology of various samples

Following the most frequent tests of general microbiology are itemized. Special analyses may be requested separately with appropriate indication ( see „ special mircobiology“).

Parameter  MaterialMethodSpeciesDuration
(days)
       Remarks
Swabs (nose, pharynx, urethra, vagina, etc.)pathogen agents, aerobic and/or anaerobicculture, bacteriological and mycologicaldog, cat,
small pets and large animals
approx. 3
Abscess matterpathogen agents, aerobic and/or anaerobicculture, bacteriological and mycologicaldog, cat,
small pets and large animals
approx. 3
  • culture detection from purulent matter is often difficult, since the bacteria may already be damaged and thus difficult to culture.
Blood culture (Bactec-System)pathogen agents, according to Bactec-System Bactec-Automate
culture, bacteriological and mycological
dog, cat,
small pets and large animals  
approx. 7
  • inocculation of Bactec-bottles with 5-10 ml blood
     
  • storage and shipping at room temperature
Bronchial lavage / bronchial secretion, tracheal secretion    pathogen agents, aerobculture, bacteriological and mycological  dog, cat, small pets and large animals approx. 3 days

Bordetella bronchiseptica:

  • please indicate your suspicion, special culture medium necessary
Skin swab 

pathogen agents, aerob

Dermatophytes, yeasts, moulds 

culture, bacteriological


culture, mycological 

dog, cat, small pets and large animals  

 

approx. 3


up to 28

Parasitological examination: 

  • Hair or skin scrapings necessary

Skin, dander, hair and feathers   

pathogen  agents, aerob Dermatophytes, yeasts, moulds , parasites

culture, bacterio-logical
  
 
culture, mycological and mineral oil slide; 

parasitological: mineral oil slide 

dog, cat, small pets and large animals  approx. 2 days
 
 

up to  4 weeks


approx. 1 day

  • An antimycogram for pathogen yeasts only may be provided on request.
 
Liquor pathogen         agents, aerob and/or anaerobculture, bacteriological
and mycologica 
dog, cat, small pets and   large animals approx. 3 
Milk   

 

pathogen agents, aerob, to include bacterial count and antimicrobial suseptibility testculture, bacteriological and/or mycological cattle, sheep, goatapprox. 3
Aspirate ( from primarily steril body cavities) pathogen agents, aerob and/or anaerob  culture, bacteriological and mycologicaldog, cat,
small pets and large animals
approx. 3
Urine, Uricult   pathogen agents, aerob, to include bacterial count and antimicrobial suseptibility test (urine),culture, bacteriologicaldog, cat,
small pets and large animals
 approx. 2
Swab from wounds  pathogen agents, aerob and/or anaerobculture, bacteriological and mycological  dog, cat,
small pets and large animals
approx. 3

Cervical swab
Mare:
cervix- and/or clitoris swab
Stallion:
shaft-, urethra-, and/or glans penis swab   

pathogen  agents, aerobculture, bacteriological and mycologicalHorse approx. 3
Ear swabpathogen agents, aerob

culture, bacteriological and/or mycological


parasitological

dog, cat,
small pets and large animals

 

approx. 3





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  • An antimycogram for Malassezia may be provided on request

   






 


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