Test Order – Escherichia coli and Shigella Identification, Serotyping and Shiga Toxin Detection
Supplemental Information or Form
Bacterial Culture for Identification Form “LAB 446” is required for submission of samples.
Performed on Specimens From
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
Minimum Volume Required
Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping
Store sample at ambient temperature
Ship cultures on nonselective nutrient or similar agar in tubes with leak-proof screw cap closures.
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
Phenotypic Identification, Genetic Identification, Serotyping, PCR
Interferences & Limitations
MDL Points of Contact
MDL - Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section (510) 412-3796
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM PT