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EpistylisFish Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Timeline for Results Availability

The time required to complete the diagnostic tests listed below are general guidelines but may vary depending on the case.  For example, bacterial culture, bacteria identification, and antibiotic sensitivity tests would all take longer to perform on a slow-growing bacteria than on a typical bacteria that grows within 24 to 48 hours.

Diagnostic Test

Typical Time to Completion
Water Chemistry Analysis Same day
Live Exam with External Tissue Biopsies Same day
Necropsy (External & Internal Exam including Parasitology) Same day
Bacterial Culture 1 - 4 days
Bacteria Identification 5 - 10 days
Antibiotic Sensitivity 3 - 5 days
Histology 2 - 3 weeks
Virology 1 - 4 weeks
Mycobacterium Culture  up to 5 weeks
Mycobacterium Identification (after positive culture) 2 weeks
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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