if serotyping is requested. No, if identification or confirmation only is
Supplemental Information or Form
submittal form with 2 patient identifiers (e.g. name and date of birth),
collection date and source, a brief but complete patient history, cultural
history and submitting laboratory’s findings.
that indicates the role of this isolate in clinical disease
Vaccine history is required for serotyping
Performed on Specimens From
Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
or suspected Streptococcus pneumoniae isolate
Minimum Volume Required
Storage & Preservation of Sample/Specimen Prior to Shipping
agar medium with a secure screw cap, labeled with patient’s name
Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements
isolate under appropriate conditions prior to shipping.
at ambient temperature using appropriate DOT/IATA approved shipping
needed - Biochemical testing, Gene Sequencing by PCR, and/ or MALDI-TOF mass
spectrometry. Please note that serotyping will only be performed on isolates
from sterile body sites, such as blood or cerebrospinal fluid, and with the
approval of Dr. FengFeng Xu.
Interferences & Limitations
or nonviable culture
contact the MDL Vaccine
Preventable Pathogens Unit for special consideration if any of the above
criteria cannot be met.
MDL Points of Contact
Preventable Pathogens Unit (510) 412-3700
Vilcins (510) 412-3738
8 AM to 5 PM PT
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com