One or more of the following: 1.0 g fetal tissue (liver, lung or stomach content); swab; 1.0 g placenta, 1-2 mL vaginal discharge; 1-2 mL whole, unclotted blood in an EDTA tube; 1-2 mL cerebrospinal fluid; 1-2 mL semen; 1-2 mL milk, colostrum; 1.0 g feces
Dry swabs are the preferred specimens. Swabs in sample media such as bacterial culturette gels may inhibit PCR.
Plastic leak-proof container, plastic or glass tube
Label all samples. Ship on cold packs. Ship overnight.