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

Forms

Submission Form

PDF document, 192.3 KB

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

USDA Transportation Permit

PDF document, 65.3 KB

A copy of this permit must be included with the shipping documents when shipping samples that produce Shiga toxins. This document requires Adobe Reader. (252 KB PDF)

USDA International Transportation Permit

PDF document, 188.3 KB

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