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Bacteriology & Parasitology

At ComPath we have a purpose-built bacteriology laboratory able to accommodate high-volume sample collection and quality analysis of all bacteriology samples sent for testing. Microbiological testing can also provide an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of disinfection regimes.

In our health monitoring packages, samples from live animals are routinely collected aseptically from respiratory and enteric tracts. Disease investigation samples can be taken from lesions, skin and normally sterile sites, and our staff are trained to identify the most appropriate sampling sites.

Our scientists have extensive knowledge in the field, gathered from over 10 years of intrastate and overseas experience. We are happy to provide advice on sample collection, suitable sites for maximum pathogen recovery, disease investigation and routine bacteriological testing for health monitoring purposes.

What we offer

  • Isolation and Identification of bacteria, parasites and fungi
  • Disease Investigation
  • Supply of media and/or reagents for difficult-to-handle samples (e.g. filters, cages)
  • Use of commercial biochemical profiling test kits
  • Serotyping for Salmonella species
  • Grouping for Streptococcus species
  • Subspecies identification for selected microbes
  • Bacteria species sequencing
  • Parasitological assay
Pricing

B-RESP – $33.00 PER SAMPLE

  • Culture for respiratory pathogens only
  • Nasopharyngeal washing sample

B-ENT – $33.00 PER SAMPLE

  • Culture for respiratory pathogens only
  • Faeces and/or caecum sample

B-CULT – $33.00 PER SAMPLE

  • Culture for microorganisms from sample provided
  • Lesion/Skin/Environmental swab sample

B-CULT-LIVE - $40.00 PER ANIMAL

  • Check overall body condition
  • Euthanaesia and sample collection
  • Culture for microorganisms from samples or lesions
  • May be used for Disease Investigation

B-SALM - $35.00 PER SAMPLE

  • Culture for Salmonella species
  • Use of selective broth, selective plates and commercial identification system
  • Faeces and/or caecum sample

P-SCR – $22.00 PER SAMPLE

  • Cellophane tape test for pinworm ova on live animal
  • Wet mount examination of faeces and/or caecal contents for endoparasites
  • External examination for ectoparasites on live animal or pelt samples
  • Live animal, pelt, faceces and/or caecum sample
Pricing Table