IDEXX Salmonella RealPCR™ and Culture ID Test

There’s a faster way to detect and contain Salmonella

The IDEXX Salmonella RealPCR Test helps you quickly identify and isolate contagious horses, even asymptomatic horses.

  • Confirm the presence of Salmonella organisms quickly with our highly specific and sensitive Salmonella real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
  • Isolate infected patients, implement therapy and identify environmental contamination in a more timely manner.
  • Quickly identify diarrhea caused by Salmonella.
  • Automatic culture identification of Salmonella spp. organisms for confirmation of positive PCR result.


Sample requirements

  • Acceptable specimens include:
  • Fecal swabs (in transport media without charcoal) with ice packs
  • Fecal samples (1–5 grams in sterile containers) with ice packs
  • Environmental swabs or wipes (in sterile containers containing peptone broth to cover, but not incubated)
  • Ship sample within 24 hours of collection.

Turnaround times

The IDEXX Salmonella RealPCR and Culture ID Test is performed daily, Monday–Friday.

  • PCR results are available within 24 hours if the sample is received by 5:00 p.m.
  • PCR results for specimens received on Friday are available Monday.
  • Culture identification results are available within 72 hours of sample receipt.


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Educational Partner

IDEXX is an Educational Partner of the American Association of Equine Practitioners

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PCR testing is a service performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.