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

I

Infant Botulism

See: Clostridium botulinum

Influenza Virus - Confirmation in Primary Viral Isolates

Methodology: Culture, Indirect fluorescent antibody, PCR
Restrictions: None
Fee Sticker: Not Required
Specimen: Primary virus isolate in tissue culture
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: Not available
Comments: Unusual incidences or laboratory confirmed cases must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
MDH Influenza Information - Includes most current specimen submission information

Influenza Virus - Subtyping with WHO/CDC reagents in Primary Viral Isolates

Methodology: Hemagglutination inhibition
Restrictions: None
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: Actively growing influenza isolate on cell culture
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: Not available

Unusual incidences or laboratory confirmed cases must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
MDH Influenza Information - Includes most current specimen submission information

Influenza Virus - Detection in Clinical Samples

Methodology: Culture, Direct fluorescent antibody
Restrictions: None
Fee Sticker: Required
Specimen: Throat and nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport medium
Nasal wash (>1 ml)
Sputum (>1 ml)
Shipping: Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround: 10 days

Unusual incidences or laboratory confirmed cases must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
MDH Influenza Information - Includes most current specimen submission information
Influenza Virus - Detection of RNA in Clinical Samples
Methodology:
Real-time PCR
Restrictions: Must meet current testing criteria found at MDH Laboratory Influenza Information
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen of choice: NP swab
throat swab
nasal aspirate
combined nasal swab with orapharygeal swab
viral culture
Shipping: Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround: 1 week

Unusual incidences or laboratory confirmed cases must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
MDH Influenza Information
- Includes most current specimen submission information

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Updated Monday, 29-Nov-2010 07:56:05 CST