Supplemental Information or Form
Form (Lab 443)
Performed on Specimens from
California county public health laboratories
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
Pure culture. For isolates derived from sputum, only clinically relevant cultures are identified. See American Thoracic Society guidelines for guidance regarding clinical relevance:
Minimum Volume Required
Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping
Incubated at 35-37°C (or refrigerated).
Patient’s name, accession number
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
Ship as infectious substance.
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Biochemical testing, Gen Probe AccuProbe test, morphology, 16S-cpn60 PCR, DNA sequencing, and MALDI-TOF.
2 to 6 weeks
Interferences & Limitations
Unable to identify if submitted culture is overgrown by bacterial and/or fungal contaminants or if the culture is nonviable.
MDL Points of Contact
Mycobacterial Diseases Section (510) 412-3924Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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