Supplemental Information or Form
1. Pure, viable subculture
2. Completed submittal form with 2 patient identifiers (e.g. name and date of birth), collection date and source, a brief but complete patient history, cultural history and submitting laboratory’s findings
3. Documentation that indicates the role of this isolate in clinical disease
Performed on Specimens from
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
Suspected Legionella sp. isolate
Minimum Volume Required
Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping
Tubed agar medium with a secure screw cap, labeled with patient’s name. Alternatively, blocks of BCYE agar may be aseptically cut from plates and then inserted into tubed agar medium of another type with a secured screw cap.
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
1. Grow isolate under appropriate conditions prior to shipping.
2. Ship at ambient temperature using appropriate DOT/IATA approved shipping procedures.
As needed - Growth preference, Gene Sequencing by PCR, and/ or MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
Interferences & Limitations
Mixed or nonviable culture
Please contact the MDL Special Pathogens Unit for special consideration if any of the above criteria cannot be met.
MDL Points of Contact
Special Pathogens Unit (510) 412-3903
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM PT
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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