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Reference Bacteriology Referral Services to CDC:
Borrelia ssp. Confirmation

Pre-Approval Required

Yes

Supplemental Information or Form

1.    See the CDC website for information: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

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 including any known exposure or travel history and submitting laboratory’s findings.

Performed on Specimens from

No testing performed at MDL

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Please see the CDC website for this information: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

Minimum Volume Required

Please see the CDC website for this information: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping

Please see the CDC website for this information: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

Transport Medium

Please see the CDC website for this information: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

Sample Labeling

Specimen type (unless obvious), patient's name, date collected

Shipping Instructions which Include Sample Handling Requirements

Please see the CDC website for this information: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

Test Methodology

Please see the CDC’s website for information on this testing. http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

Turnaround Time

2 months

Interferences & Limitations

Please see the CDC website for this information: http://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10299

Additional Information

Please contact the MDL Bacterial Diseases Section (Reference Bacteriology Unit) for special consideration if any of the above criteria cannot be met.

MDL Points of Contact

Reference Bacteriology Unit (510) 412-3903

Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM PT

Emails: margot.graves@cdph.ca.gov or robin.hogue@cdph.ca.gov

 
 
Last modified on: 1/15/2015 11:52 AM