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

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Test Name Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Antimicrobial Susceptibility Screening
Methodology Disk diffusion
Pre-Approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Primary GC isolate streaked on MTM media
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround After positive culture, results are available within 2 days.
Test Name Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Biochemical testing, Nucleic acid probe
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 Actively growing pure culture on suitable solid medium
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Molecular Subtyping
  See: Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis
Test Name Neisseria meningitidis - Antigen detection (Groups A,B,C,Y,W135)
  See: Meningitis, Bacterial
Test Name Neisseria meningitidis - Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
  See: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Test Name Neisseria meningitidis - Detection 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 This disease is reportable. Isolates must be submitted to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen CSF (0.5 ml)
Serum (0.5 ml)
Whole EDTA blood (0.5 ml)
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Neisseria meningitidis - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Biochemical testing, Serogrouping
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information This disease is reportable. Isolates must be submitted to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable solid medium
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround 1-2 working days
Test Name Neisseria meningitidis - Molecular Subtyping
  See: Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis
Test Name Neural Larva Migrans (Baylisascaris procyonis) - Antibody Detection
  See: Parasite Serology
Test Name Norovirus - Detection of RNA in Clinical Samples, subtyping
Methodology PCR, RNA sequencing
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 Stool, fresh or in ParaPak C&S, Modified Carey-Blair or equivalent - fill to line (approximately 5 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Norwalk-like Virus
  See: Norovirus

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Updated Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 10:49AM