Tests offered

Aerobic culture

Anaerobic culture  

Antibiotic susceptibility (each)  

Antibiotic susceptibility, MIC  

Blood culture

Campylobacter sp. culture

Clostridium perfringens culture

Clostridium perfringens toxin typing PCR  

Fungal culture

Gram stain

Environmental culture

Leptospira sp. PCR

Microbial sequencing including bacterial, viral and fungal

Mastitis culture Quarter/composite aerobic sample

Mastitis Herd survey (>8 cows, all 4 quarters per cow)

Mastitis Mycoplasma

Mastitis Mycoplasma 10 samples/pool  

Bulk tank milk analysis

Bulk tank milk analysis (quant. culture) with Mycoplasma

Mastitis Species ID from plates slants/isolates  

Mycoplasma sp. culture

Mycoplasma PCR (species, MG, MS, bovis, hyopneumoniae)                                      

Quantitative bacterial culture

Salmonella cultures

Salmonella enteriditis (SE) PCR

Salmonella serotyping

Salmonella serogrouping

Special stains

Water analysis for coliforms

Penn State no longer performs the anitibiotic residue testing                                  

Suresh V Kuchipudi, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, FHEA, PGCHE, Diplomate ACVMKucipudi.jpg
  • Clinical Professor and Head of Microbiology Section
  • Associate Director, Animal Diagnostic Lab
Office: 814-863-4436


Meera Surendran Nair, BVSc, MS, MSCTR, PhD

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Resident in Veterinary Microbiology


Office: 814-863-0837

  • Research Technologist

  • Research Technologist


Current Fee Schedule

Test Look-up Form and User Guide

Animal Diagnostic Laboratory


Wiley Lane
University Park, PA 16802

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. After-hours submission available daily.