Clinical Laboratory Guide to Services - I Tests - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Clinical Guide to Services - "I" Tests


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.

Alphabetical by Agent

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | IJK | L | M | N |
O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | XYZ


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 refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
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 Respiratory specimens should be placed in viral transport medium after collection
Nasopharyngeal swab
Nasal swab
Throat swab
Dual nasopharyngeal/throat swabs
Nasal aspirates (>1 ml)
Nasal washes (>1 ml)
Bronchoalveolar lavage (>1 ml)
Bronchial washes (>1 ml)
Tracheal aspirates (>1 ml)
Sputum (>1 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 1 week

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Updated Friday, 05-Jan-2018 15:27:44 CST