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Enteric Isolation - Primary Specimen

Pre-Approval Required

Consultation with the Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section (510) 412-3796, is required prior to submission of specimens

Supplemental Information or Form

Consult with Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section before submitting samples. Targeted organisms include Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, STEC, pathogenic Enterobactericeae, and Vibrio. Feces for Bacterial Culture Form " LAB 414" is required for submission of samples

Performed on Specimens from

Human source

Acceptable Sample/ Specimen Type for Testing



Minimum Volume Required

1 gram or 1 ml

Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping

Store sample at 4°C

Transport Medium

Buffered Glycerol Saline and Cary-Blair

Specimen Labeling

Test subject to CLIA regulations require two patient identifiers on the specimen container and the test requisition

Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship at ambient temperature

Test Methodology

Enrichment, Isolation, Phenotypic Testing, Serotyping, PCR

Turnaround Time

4 weeks

Interferences & Limitations


Additional Information


MDL Points of Contact

Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases Section (510) 412-3796

Last modified on: 1/15/2015 11:47 AM