Species: Bovine, ovine
Specimen: Fetal stomach contents
Container: Sterile container
Collection protocol: Aspiration of fetal stomach contents into sterile container
Special handling/shipping requirements: Samples be transported and stored chilled. Do not freeze samples.
General information about the disease: Can cause abortion and mastitis in sheep and cattle.
Comparison with other related tests: PCR provides a more rapid and specific method for identification than culture.