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

H

Test Name Haemophilus ducreyi - Detection in Clinical Samples
Methodology Culture
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information Contact the laboratory at (651) 201-5073 before requesting this test.
Successful culture of H. ducreyi is dependent on strict observance of collection and transport conditions.
Specimen Swab of lesion in Amies transport media
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature or on ice. Sample must be delivered to MDH within 24 hours of sample collection. See comments.
Turnaround Results available following 5 day incubation
Test Name Haemophilus influenzae - Antigen Detection
  See: Meningitis, Bacterial
Test Name Haemophilus influenzae - Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
  See: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Test Name Haemophilus influenzae - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Biochemical testing, Serotyping, Biotyping
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information Invasive disease caused by this agent is reportable. All isolates from cases of invasive disease must be submitted to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Identification from pure culture available within 2-3 working days
Test Name Haemophilus influenzae - Detection and Typing 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 Invasive disease caused by this agent is reportable. All invasive isolates must be submitted to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen

Blood, EDTA
CSF
Isolates

Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Hantavirus - IgM and IgG Antibody Detection
Methodology Enzyme immunoassay
Pre-Approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen Serum (1 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Sent to CDC.
No turnaround time available.
Test Name Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) - Detection of Agent in Clinical Samples
  See also: Escherichia coli , pathogenic, Escherichia coli O157:H7
Methodology
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information If HUS is suspected and E. coli O157 has not been found, send stool specimen and/or serum for additional testing.
This disease is reportable. Isolates must be submitted to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040
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.
Other specimen types - contact laboratory
Shipping Ship preserved samples at room temperature. Transport fresh samples at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Within 2-4 working days of specimen receipt
Test Name Herpes simplex Virus - Confirmation/Subtyping
Methodology Direct fluorescent antibody
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Primary virus isolate in tissue culture
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Culture results available with 7 days. Subtyping results available within 1 day.
Test Name Herpes simplex Virus - Detection in Clinical Samples
  See also: Rash Illness Panel
Methodology Culture, Direct fluorescent antibody
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Vesicle lesion in viral transport medium or as described below for PCR
Throat swab in viral transport medium
Genital swab in viral transport medium
Ocular swab in viral transport medium
CSF (1 ml)
Brain tissue
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Culture results available with 7 days. Subtyping results available within 1 day.
Test Name Herpes simplex Virus - Detection of DNA in Clinical Samples
  See also: Rash Illness Panel
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 Roof of lesion in a sterile container
Swab of lesion, dry or in transport medium
Touch-prep (slide) of vesicular fluid
Other specimens as described for culture/DFA
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Herpes zoster
  See: Varicella Zoster Virus
Test Name Histoplasma capsulatum - Antibody Detectio
  See: Fungal Serology
Test Name Histoplasma capsulatum - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Culture morphology and conversion, Nucleic acid probe
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping Ship at room temperature, sealed culture system.
Turnaround Probe results within 1 working day.
Test Name HIV
  See: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Test Name Hookworm
  See: Parasite Examination, Parasite Identification, Parasite Serology
Test Name HSV
  See: Herpes Simplex Virus
Test Name Human Immunodeficiency Virus - Antibody Confirmation + HIV1/HIV2 differentiation
Methodology Rapid Multispot assay
Pre-Approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen Serum (preferred)
Plasma (1 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 5 days
Test Name Human Immunodeficiency Virus - Viral Antigen p24 + Antibody Detection
Methodology Enzyme Immunoassay
Pre-Approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen Serum (preferred)
Plasma (1 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 5 days
Test Name Human Metapneumovirus
  See: Metapneumovirus, Human

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Updated Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 10:14AM