Supplemental Information or Form
The submitting laboratory is encouraged to isolate STEC and submit suspect isolates along with broth. Bacterial Culture for Identification Form “LAB 446” is required for submission of samples.
Performed on Specimens from
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
GN or MAC Broth positive by Shiga toxin testing
Minimum volume required: 5 ml (broth)
Minimum Volume Required
5 ml (broth)
Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping
Store specimen at 4°C.
For isolates accompanying broth, ship cultures on nonselective nutrient or similar agar in tubes with leak-proof screw cap closures.
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.
Isolation, Phenotypic Identification, PCR, Vero Cell Assay
Interferences & Limitations
MDL Points of Contact
Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section (510) 412-3796
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