Supplemental Information or Form
submitting laboratory is encouraged to isolate STEC and submit suspect isolates
along with broth. Bacterial Culture for Identification Form “LAB
446” is required for submission of samples.
Performed on Specimens From
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
or MAC Broth positive by Shiga toxin testing
5 ml (broth)
Minimum Volume Required
Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping
specimen at 4°C.
isolates accompanying broth, ship cultures on nonselective nutrient or similar
agar in tubes with leak-proof screw cap closures.
subject to CLIA regulations require two patient identifiers on the specimen
container and the test requisition.
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
at ambient temperature.
Phenotypic Identification, PCR, Vero Cell Assay
15 to 45 days
Interferences & Limitations
MDL Points of Contact
- Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section (510) 412-3796, Monday-Friday
8 AM to 5 PM PT