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Test Name

Adult Botulism Diagnostic Testing

Bacterial Bioterrorism Agent Identification or Confirmation

Bacterial Meningitis/Sepsis PCR for detection of Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae

Bordetella pertussis Identification or Confirmation

Candida auris Colonization Screening​ 

Carbapenemase Gene Detection

Car​​bapenemase-Producing Organism (CPO) Colonization Testing

Cyclospora ​​Targeted Amplicon Deep Sequencing​​  

Corynebacterium diphtheriae Identification or Confirmation Referral for Toxin Testing

Enteric Isolation – Primary Specimen

Enterics for Referral to CDC

Escherichia coli and Shigella Identification, Serotyping and Shiga Toxin Detection

Fungal Identification: Coccidioides Real-Time PCR 

Fungal Identification: Mold  

Fungal Identification: Referral to CDC

Fungal Identification: Yeast 

Haemophilus influenzae Identification/Confirmation/Serotyping

Legionella Identification or Confirmation to Genus

Miscellaneous Bacteria Identification

Modified Carbapenem Inhibition Method

Mycobacterial Culture and Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Smear from Primary Specimen

Mycobacterial Culture Identification

Mycobacterial Culture MGIT Only (MGIT-by-Mail Program)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex: Drug Susceptibility Testing, First Line

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex: Drug Susceptibility Testing, Second Line

Mycobacter​ium tuberculosis complex: ​​Drug Resistance Detection & Species Identification by Whole Genome Sequencing 

Mycobacter​ium tuberculosis complex: Genotyping by Whole Genome Sequencing  ​

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Identification to Species by Pyrosequencing Assay

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex: Molecular Detection of Drug Resistance by Pyrosequencing Assay

Neisseria gonorrh​oeae (GC) Anti​biotic Su​​​sceptibility Testing (AST) fo​r Azithromycin, Ceftriaxone, Cefixime and Ciprofloxacin​​​

Neisseria meningitidis Identification/Confirmation/Serogrouping

Parasites for Referral to CDC

Plasmodium species (Malaria) Real-Time PCR

Reference Bacteriology for Referral to CDC

Reference Bacteriology for Referral to CDC Borrelia spp. Confirmation

Salmonella Identification and Serotyping

Sen​s​​​​iti​​​tr​​​​​eTM Anti​​mic​ro​​bia​l Su​​​sceptibility Testing (AST)

STEC Isolation for Enrichment Broth

Streptococcus pneumoniae Identification/Confirmation/Serotyping

Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Related Organisms Identification

Vibrio cholerae Identification

Whole Genome Sequencing on MiSeq Platform

Yersina (non-Y. pestis) and other Enterobacteriaceae Identification​​​​​

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