Mycoplasma Sample Collection and Shipping

Collection of material should be performed aseptically to prevent contamination of samples. 

If submitting cells, cell culture or liquid sample:

• Submit one cryovial containing a minimum of 1x106 cells/vial of each biological or cultured cell sample. If limited amounts are available or require evaluation, call for more information. Cells may be in the form of a pellet or in growth media, freeze media or phosphate buffered saline (PBS). For liquid samples, one cryovial of each sample with 0.5 mL of sample/vial.  

If submitting antibody sample:

• Submit 0.5 mL antibody for testing. If optimal sample volume is not available, we recommend submission of at least the amount of antibody that will be injected into a single animal. While this amount is not considered optimal, our Mycoplasma assay is very sensitive, and allows detection of 1-100 genome copies.

To set up submission: 

• Online, visit: 

• Or visit here to download a fillable PDF submission form.

• Ship samples to our Columbia, Missouri facility (address below) by overnight courier with sufficient ice packs or dry ice so that samples remain frozen during shipment.

Ship samples to:

IDEXX BioAnalytics

4011 Discovery Drive 
Columbia, MO 65201