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

I

Test Name Infant Botulism
  See: Clostridium botulinum
Test Name Influenza Virus - Confirmation in Primary Viral Isolates
Methodology Culture, Indirect fluorescent antibody, PCR
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information 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
Specimen Primary virus isolate in tissue culture
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Influenza Virus - Subtyping with WHO/CDC reagents in Primary Viral Isolates
Methodology Hemagglutination inhibition
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information 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
Specimen Actively growing influenza isolate on cell culture
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Influenza Virus - Detection in Clinical Samples
Methodology Culture, Direct fluorescent antibody
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information 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
Specimen Throat and nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport medium
Nasal wash (>1 ml)
Sputum (>1 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 10 days
Test Name Influenza Virus - Detection of RNA in Clinical Samples
Methodology Real-time PCR
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information Must meet current testing criteria found at MDH Laboratory Influenza Information
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
Specimen NP swab
throat swab
nasal aspirate
combined nasal swab with orapharygeal swab
viral culture
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 1 week

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