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Mastitis Diagnostic Laboratory

Services Offered

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Quarter Milk Sample bacteriological analysis

Antibiotic susceptibility profiles

Bulk Tank Milk Analysis

The standard analysis includes:

Bulk Tank Milk Testing Options:

  1. Basic Screening (SPC and SCC)
  2. Complete Screening (SPC, SCC, LPC, PIC)
  3. Expanded Screening ( SPC, SCC, PIC, LPC, Staphylococcus Count, Streptococcus Count, and Coliform Count)

Mycoplasma Culture

Analyzing either bulk tank milk samples or quarter samples for the presence of Mycoplasma species. This can take as long as 3 weeks. Samples for mycoplasma should NOT be frozen!

Molecular ID

The rapid identification of E.coli, S.aureus, S.agalactiae and S.uberis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).


PFGE stands for Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis – a molecular technique used in epidemiological studies to determine similarities / differences between samples.

Product Testing

In vitro and in vivo testing of products for the control and prevention of mastitis in dairy cows. Inquire for additional information.

Services offered are flexible to meet the changing needs of the dairy producer. Please contact TQML for current testing and pricing information.