Laboratory technician with mask on handling microbiology samples

IDEXX microbiology services

  • Technology that delivers more reliable and accurate microbial identification
  • Current and clinically relevant antibiotic susceptibility panels
  • Flexible offerings designed to meet the needs of your patients
     

Update on e-swab supply changes

Contact us

Discover more with MALDI-TOF

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF or MALDI) mass spectrometry represents new technology for rapid microbial identifications of over 2,700 species of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and fungi belonging to over 470 genera, resulting in more specific identification.

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF or MALDI) mass spectrometry process diagram

Current and clinically relevant antibiotic susceptibility panels

  • Antibiotic susceptibility panels run at IDEXX Reference Laboratories are based on specimen type/site, species, and organism.
  • Our team of scientists and specialists reviews and updates panels frequently to incorporate newer and more effective antibiotics guided by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines.
  • IDEXX uses the VITEK 2 (bioMérieux) automated platform, delivering accurate results hours or days faster than manual methods.

Flexible offerings designed to meet the needs of your patients

  • Site-specific cultures with specialized antimicrobial susceptibility panels for certain sites, such as ears and eyes, where topical therapies and tissue penetration by antibiotics must be considered.
  • Specialized cultures for exotic species, such as avians/reptiles or rabbits/rodents, where antibiotic choices may differ.
  • Reflex urine culture if indicated (based on evidence of infection on urinalysis), eliminating the need for additional charges to the pet owner and providing faster results.

Frequently used test codes

Test Code Test Name TAT
TNTU Test then treat urine 2 - 3 days

TNTE

Test then treat ear

2 - 3 days

TNTS

Test then treat swab

2 - 3 days

EARSW

Basic ear screen (one ear)

2 - 3 days

SARC

Basic faecal screen

2 - 3 days

SARCG

Basic faecal screen plus Giardia

2 - 3 days

UCE

Basic urine screen

1 - 2 days

UCEP

Extended basic urine screen

1 - 2 days

SW

Swab (culture and sentest)

2 - 3 days

Contact us

Support

0203 7887 508

Forms and other resources

Access IDEXX Reference Laboratories specimen guidelines, forms, articles, and more.

Test Menu

Browse the test menu to see a comprehensive list of offerings from IDEXX Reference Laboratories.