Udder Health Program and Milk Testing

In addition to the milk testing services available through MMPA’s FDA certified laboratory, members have access to additional herd health testing in a variety of areas. As part of MMPA’s Udder Health Program, MMPA members can monitor their herd’s health through MMPA’s partnership with other laboratories.

All tests must be scheduled through your MMPA member representative or the laboratory for proper sample submission protocol. Payments for testing will be made through automatic milk check deductions.

Cow samples may be tested for:

  • Culture for Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Strep non ag
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Coagulase negative staph
  • Gram negative
  • Somatic Cell Counts

Additional tests available:

  • Raw bacteria counts
  • Components
  • Mycoplasma Cultures
  • Bacteriology Cultures
  • Bovine Viral Diarrhea (PCR and ELISA)
  • Johne’s Milk Test (PCR and ELISA)
  • Bovine Leukosis Test (ELISA)
  • Milk Pregnancy (ELISA)

Contact the MMPA Novi laboratory at 800-572-5824 for more information. For Central Star tests, you must complete a separate testing form and include it with the submitted sample. You can obtain one from your member representative.