Test Order Enteric Isolation - Primary Specimen
with the Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section (510) 412-3796, is required
prior to submission of specimens. Specimens sent without prior approval will not be tested.
Supplemental Information or Form
with Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section before submitting samples.
Targeted organisms include Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Shiga-toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Yesinia, Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Plesiomonas shigelloides.
Form "LAB 414" is required for submission of samples.
Performed on Specimens From
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
Minimum Volume Required
1 gram or 1 mL
Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping
sample at 4°C
Glycerol Saline and Cary-Blair
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 Testing, Serotyping, PCR
Interferences & Limitations
MDL Points of Contact
MDL - Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section (510) 412-3796, Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM PT