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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
     

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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.

Frequently used test codes

CUL—Aerobic Culture
Aerobic culture (organism ID and susceptibility)

AA—Aerobic and Anaerobic Cultures

Aerobic culture (organism ID and susceptibility), anaerobic culture (organism ID only)

FUN—Fungal Culture

Identification only; susceptibility testing requires testing at an outside laboratory for an additional charge.

UNAUC—Urinalysis with Urine Culture
Urinalysis with urine culture (organism ID and susceptibility)

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Directory of Tests and Services

Our unrelenting commitment to innovation keeps you at the forefront of diagnostic advancements and patient care with IDEXX-exclusive tests.

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Keeping your practice up-to-date and running smoothly is the IDEXXCare Plus promise. We’re at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you deliver the best veterinary care and customer experiences possible.

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