Yersinia enterocolitica – Identification 

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure:  MAQ0119A



Yersinia enterocolitica – Identification
Synonym(s): N/A
Requisition Form G-22-(Food); G-23;  G-21 Path-Pathogen
Test Description Food analysis method used to identify Y. enterocolitica including enrichment, isolation, and biochemical testing
Pre-Approval Needed Regulatory or IDCU agent
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Food 
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Food/milk samples

Minimum Volume/Size Required

100 grams (¼ pound)

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Place food sample in sterile zip-lock or whirlpack bag or other sterile plastic container.
  • Store on ice.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling Sample Identification must match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship samples on Ice and/or Ice Packs.
  • Samples must be shipped for overnight delivery.
  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
Method FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM)- Chapter 8
Turn-around Time 14 Days
  • The sample should represent the outer surface as well as the interior of the food.
  • Milk must be tested within 60 hours of collection.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • insufficient specimen
  • not collected by a Registered Sanitarian
  • improperly stored
  • failure to meet shipping guidelines
Additional Information N/A

Last updated April 9, 2020