Milk bacteriological analyses (Mastitis)
- Pickup service
A free pick-up service at the clinic is available in most regions. Samples are kept at an optimum temperature until the laboratory.
- Quick processing of samples
The laboratory is operational 7 days a week and from 8:00 a.m. to midnight (3:30 p.m. on weekends). Samples are seeded as soon as they arrive at the laboratory.
- Devices checked and calibrated
All our devices (incubators, Maldi Tof, etc.) are checked and calibrated regularly.
- Non-selective culture
We use a rich, non-selective culture medium that allows the growth of the majority of mammary infection agents (e.g. bacteria except Mycoplasma; yeasts, Prototheca).
- Double culture
For mastitis cases, we culture “fresh” milk as well as milk that has been incubated at 35°C for a few hours. Cultures are systematically read after 1 and 2 days of incubation.
- Standardized results
The results of “fresh” milk cultures (direct seeding) are expressed in “colony-forming units per mL” (cfu/mL). The results for milk previously incubated are indicated by “presence” or “absence”.
- Ultra-precision identification
The microorganisms are identified very precisely using a Brüker Maldi Tof device. Maldi Tof technology identifies germs that were difficult to identify otherwise (Negative coagulase Staphylococci).
- Real-time results
A preliminary report for Staphylococcus and Enterobacteriaceae (E. coli, Klebsiella spp) is sent the day after the samples were received. The final report is sent no more than 3 days later. The results are available in real time via the web (Bionet).
- Quality of analysis
The tests are performed by qualified technicians supervised by a certified microbiologist in accordance with the recommendations of the National Mastitis Council.
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