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Test Order - Escherichia coli and Shigella Identification, Serotyping and Shiga Toxin Detection

Pre-Approval Required

None

Supplemental Information or Form

Bacterial Culture for Identification Form “LAB 446” is required for submission of samples

Performed on Specimens From

Human source

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure isolate

Minimum Volume Required

None

Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping

Store at ambient temperature

Transport

Ship cultures on nonselective nutrient or similar agar in tubes with leak-proof screw cap closures.

Sample/Specimen Labeling

Testing 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

Test Methodology

Phenotypic Identification, Genetic Identification, Serotyping, PCR, Vero Cell Assay

Turnaround Time

4 weeks

Interferences & Limitations

None

Additional Information

None

MDL Points of Contact

MDL - Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section (510) 412-3796, Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM PT

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