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

G

Test Name Gastroenteritis, Viral
  See: Norovirus, Astrovirus, Adenovirus, Rotavirus
Test Name Giardia lamblia - Detection in Clinical Samples
Methodology Formalin Ethyl Acetate Concentration, Trichrome Stain, Direct fluorescent antibody
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information A minimum of 3 stool specimens collected on alternate days is recommended. Traditional methods detect cysts and trophozoites; DFA detects cysts only.
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
Test Name Giardia lamblia - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Specimen
Methodology Microscopic Examination
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen Prepared fecal concentrate
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Within 3 working days
Test Name GISA (Glycopeptide Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus)
  See: Staphylococcus aureus Glycopeptide/Vancomycin intermediate (GISA/VISA)
Test Name Gonorrhea (GC)
  See: Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Test Name Group A Streptococcus
  See: Streptococcus , group A
Test Name Group B Streptococcus - Antigen Detection
  See: Meningitis, Bacterial
Test Name Group B Streptococcus
  See: Streptococcus , group B
Test Name GRSA (Glycopeptide Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
  See: Staphylococcus aureus, Glycopeptide/Vancomycin Resistant (GRSA/VRSA)

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