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)

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List of Tests by Agent

F

Test Name Filarial Nematodes - Antibody Detection
  See: Parasite Serology
Test Name Filarial Nematodes - Detection in Clinical Samples
Methodology Concentration and Microscopic Examination
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information Periodicity of species causing filariasis varies. Contact laboratory for recommendations.
Specimen Thick and thin blood films - 3 sets, air-dry
EDTA blood tube - filled (for concentration techniques)
Skin snips in small amount of saline (for Onchcerca volvulus or Mansonella streptocerca)
Shipping Ship blood specimens at room temperature.
Transport slides in protective holder.
Turnaround Usually within 1 working day of specimen receipt
Test Name Filarial Nematodes - Identification/Confirmation in Referred Specimens
Methodology Microscopic Examination
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information Agents Detected: Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia spp., Loa loa, Mansonella spp. Onchocerca volvulus
Specimen Thick and thin blood films - stained or unstained
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Usually within 1 working day of specimen receipt.
Test Name Food poisoning (suspected) - Detection of Bacterial Pathogens or Enterotoxins in Implicated Food
Methodology Quantitative culture, Reversed passive latex agglutination
Pre-Approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information Done for investigation of foodborne illness only.
Specimen Implicated food - minimum of 10 g in original container or transferred to sterile container using sterile instruments.
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Francisella tularensis - Antibody Detection
Methodology ELISA
Pre-Approval Contact laboratory at (612) 282-3723 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information Sent to CDC.
This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen Serum (2 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Francisella tularensis - Detection in Clinical Samples
Methodology Culture and Laboratory Response Network protocols
Tests May Include: Biochemical, molecular, and immunological methods
Pre-Approval Contact laboratory at (612) 282-3723 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen See Specimen Requirements
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Negative results available after 5-7 days of incubation.
Test Name Francisella tularensis - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Culture and Laboratory Response Network protocols
Tests May Include: Biochemical, molecular, and immunological methods
Pre-Approval Special handling criteria apply. Please contact the laboratory for special instructions.
Contact laboratory at (612) 282-3723 before sending isolate.
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
This organism has been designated as a Select Agent (Select Agent Regulation, 42 CFR, 73, Interim Final Rule).
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping Ship at room or refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Fungal Serology
Methodology Varies according to agent
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information Sent to CDC.
Specimen Serum (>1ml)
Shipping Ship frozen or refrigerated.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Fungus Identification - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Culture morphology, Biochemical testing, Nucleic acid probe
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information Coccidiodes immitis has been designated as a Select Agent (Select Agent Regulation, 42 CFR, 73, Interim Final Rule). Special handling criteria apply. Please contact the laboratory for special instructions.
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium, sealed culture system
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Not available

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Updated Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 10:27AM