BRUC - Performance: Brucella Culture

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: BRUC    
Brucella Culture

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Specimens are inoculated onto buffered charcoal yeast extract agar (BCYE) or GC-Lect agar for urines and respiratory specimens and chocolate blood agar incubated at 35 degrees C with increased CO2. Cultures are incubated for 14 days before issuing a negative report. MALDI-TOF MS and/or 16S rRNA gene sequencing are used for identification.(Peterson JM, Schriefer ME, Araj GF: Chapter 46 and 47: Francisella and Brucella. In Manual of Clinical Microbiology. 11th edition. Edited by J Jorgensen. Washington DC, ASM Press; 2015, pp 851-872)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

14 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

17 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test