The Clinical Guide to Services is a comprehensive reference guide of testing services, shipping information and submission requirements. Efforts have been made to be concise and current with all information, but as testing procedures and regulations change, some information may not be current. Many of these tests are only available with prior approval from MDH. It is impossible to address all situations in this guide, so please contact us with any questions.

List of Tests (Alphabetical by Agent)

A | B | C | D | E | F| G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | XYZ


List of Tests by Agent

A

Test Name Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB)
  See: Mycobacterium spp.
Test Name Adenovirus - Detection in Clinical Samples
Methodology Culture, Direct fluorescent antibody, Neutralization
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Nasopharyngeal or throat swab in viral transport medium, Nasal wash (>1 ml), Bronchoalveolar lavage, pleural fluid, tracheal aspirate (>1 ml), Ocular swab in viral transport medium, Stool in ParaPak C&S, Modified Carey-Blair or equivalent - fill to line (approximately 5 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Within 7 days of specimen receipt.
Test Name Adenovirus - Detection of DNA in Clinical Samples
Methodology PCR
Pre-Approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information This test is for research use only.
Specimen Nasopharyngeal or throat swab, dry or in viral transport medium, Nasal wash (0.5 ml), Bronchoalveolar lavage, pleural fluid, tracheal aspirate (0.5 ml), Ocular swab in viral transport medium, Stool in ParaPak C&S, Modified Carey-Blair or equivalent - fill to line (approximately 5 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available.
Test Name Adenovirus - Identification and Typing of Referred Isolate
Methodology Neutralization
Pre-approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Actively growing adenovirus isolate on cell culture
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Aeromonas spp. - Detection in Stool
Methodology Culture
Pre-approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information Restrictions: Done for investigation of foodborne illness only.
Specimen Stool in ParaPak C&S, Modified Carey-Blair or equivalent - fill to line (approximately 5 ml). Unpreserved stool samples must be received within 2 hours of collection.
Shipping Ship preserved samples at room temperature. Transport fresh samples at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Within 4-6 working days of specimen receipt
Test Name Aeromonas spp. - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Biochemical testing
Pre-approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name African Trypanosomiasis
  See: Trypanosoma brucei spp.
Test Name Amebiasis
  See: Entamoeba histolytica
Test Name American Trypanosomiasis
  See: Trypanosoma cruzi
Test Name Ancylostoma spp. (Cutaneous Larva Migrans) - Antibody Detection
  See: Parasite Serology
Test Name Anthrax
  See: Bacillus anthracis
Test Name Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Methodology Varies according to organism and antimicrobial agent. May include disk diffusion, E-test, or broth microdilution methods.
Pre-approval None
Supplemental Information Refer suspected vancomycin intermediate or resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA, VRSA) for confirmatory testing.
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Restrictions Susceptibility testing is done for surveillance purposes on reportable disease agents. Check individual agents, or call the laboratory at (651) 201-5073 for special circumstances.
Test Name Arbovirus Panel - IgM Antibody Detection and PCR
Methodology Enzyme immunoassay for West Nile Virus and Jamestown Canyon Virus IgM, Indirect fluorescent antibody for IgM (other arboviruses), RT-PCR for West Nile Virus
Pre-approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Serum, preferred (1 ml)
CSF (1ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 7 days
Tests Included in Panel West Nile Virus IgM. California Encephalitis Group Viruses, including LaCrosse Antibody, Saint Louis Encephalitis Antibody, Western Equine Encephalitis Antibody, Eastern Equine Encephalitis IgM. Powassan Virus IgM. Jamestown Canyon Virus IgM. West Nile Virus RT-PCR
Test Name Arthropod - Identification
Methodology Examination of body structures
Pre-approval None
Supplementa Information None
Specimen Whole arthropod in 70% alcohol
Do not place on cellophane tape.
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Within 5 working days of specimen receipt
Test Name Aspergillus spp. - Antibody Detection
  See Fungal Serology
Test Name Aspergillus spp. - Identification of Referred Culture
Methodology Culture morphology, biochemical testing
Pre-approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping Ship at room temperature, sealed culture system.
Turnaround Usually within 2 weeks of specimen receipt
Test Name Astrovirus - Detection of RNA in Clinical Samples
Methodology PCR
Pre-approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information This test is for research use only.
Specimen Stool, fresh
Stool in ParaPak C&S, Modified Carey-Blair or equivalent - fill to line (approximately 5 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available

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Updated Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 09:39AM