Tritrichomonas Testing
Submission Guidelines for Bovine Tritrichomonas foetus culture
Turnaround Time
2-3 days
Preputial scraping; vaginal scraping/wash
Samples must be submitted in unexpired, In-Pouch™ transport media and maintained at 55-95°F. Do not refrigerate; do not freeze. Do not expose to direct sunlight.
Minimum Amount
For each animal: 0.5-1mL of scraping/wash material into each pouch. If requesting both T. foetus PCR and culture, 2 separate pouches per animal will be required.
Collection Protocol
Follow In-Pouch™ transport media instructions for adding sample to pouch. Inoculated pouches should be maintained at room temperature before and after inoculation.
Shipping Requirements
Samples must be received by ADDL within 48h of collection. Sample collection date and time are required.
Additional Information
If this testing is for inter-state movement, please include a copy of the recipeint states Tritrichomonas regulations. In-Pouch™ transport media or TF Transit Tubes™ can be purchased from Biomed Diagnostics. Catalog numbers are 11-1010 or 11-1003 for 10 and 100 pouch test kits, respectively. (