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


Gastroenteritis, Viral

See: Norovirus, Astrovirus, Adenovirus, Rotavirus

Giardia lamblia - Detection in Clinical Samples

Methodology: Formalin Ethyl Acetate Concentration, Trichrome Stain, Direct fluorescent antibody
Restrictions: None
Fee Sticker: Required
Specimen: Stool preserved in both formalin and PVA - fill to line (kits are available from MDH)
Duodenal contents (aspiration or Entero-Test capsule) mixed with an equal volume of PVA
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: Within 3 working days
Comments: A minimum of 3 stool specimens collected on alternate days is recommended. Traditional methods detect cysts and trophozoites; DFA detects cysts only.

Giardia lamblia - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Specimen

Methodology: Microscopic Examination
Restrictions: None
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: Prepared fecal concentrate
Stained or unstained permanent slides
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: Within 3 working days

This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.

GISA (Glycopeptide Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus)

See: Staphylococcus aureus Glycopeptide/Vancomycin intermediate (GISA/VISA)

Gonorrhea (GC)

See: Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Group A Streptococcus

See: Streptococcus, group A

Group B Streptococcus - Antigen Detection

See: Meningitis, Bacterial

Group B Streptococcus

See: Streptococcus, group B

GRSA (Glycopeptide Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

See: Staphylococcus aureus, Glycopeptide/Vancomycin Resistant (GRSA/VRSA)

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Updated Monday, 29-Nov-2010 08:05:20 CST