Supplemental Information or Form
Form LAB 443
Performed on Specimens From
county public health laboratories
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
culture. For isolates derived from sputum, only clinically relevant cultures are
identified. See American Thoracic Society guidelines for guidance regarding
Minimum Volume Required
Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping
at 35-37°C (or refrigerated).
name, accession number
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
as infectious substance.
Matrix assisted laser desorption-ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, Biochemical testing, Gen Probe AccuProbe test, morphology, 16S and/or cpn60 PCR, and DNA sequencing.
2 - 6 weeks
Interferences & Limitations
to identify if submitted culture is overgrown by bacterial and/or fungal
contaminants or if the culture is nonviable.
MDL Points of Contact
Diseases Section (510) 412-3924