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Guidelines

  • All samples should be sent on agar slants or stabs. Broth samples must be sent frozen on dry ice.  Do not send plates.
  • Each sample is assumed to be a previously identified individual E. coli isolate.
  • O serotyping takes one business week to complete. Runs are started on Monday and finished on Friday. Samples received for O serotyping will be tested the week after the sample is received. Please contact the reference center if submitting more than 20 samples as there may be a waiting list for serotyping.
  • Packages should be mailed following shipping instructions.
  • The sender (submitter) is responsible for all billed services unless designated.
  • We accept VISA, MasterCard or checks.

Shipper Links

Note: UPS does not ship biological material.

Forms

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Please fill out the submission form and send it with your cultures. This document requires Adobe Reader.

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A copy of this permit must be included with the shipping documents when shipping samples that produce Shiga toxins. This document requires Adobe Reader. (1.1MB PDF)

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A copy of this permit must be included with the shipping documents. This document requires Adobe Reader. (1MB PDF)