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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Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Antimicrobial Susceptibility Screening

Methodology: Disk diffusion
Restrictions: Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: Primary GC isolate streaked on MTM media
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: After positive culture, results are available within 2 days.

Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate

Methodology: Biochemical testing, Nucleic acid probe
Restrictions: Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: Actively growing pure culture on suitable solid medium
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: Not available

This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040

Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Molecular Subtyping

See: Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis

Neisseria meningitidis - Antigen detection (Groups A,B,C,Y,W135)

See: Meningitis, Bacterial

Neisseria meningitidis - Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

See: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Neisseria meningitidis - Detection of DNA in Clinical Samples

Methodology: PCR
Restrictions: Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: CSF (0.5 ml)
Serum (0.5 ml)
Whole EDTA blood (0.5 ml)
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: Not available
Comments: This test is for research use only.

This disease is reportable. Isolates must be submitted to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040

Neisseria meningitidis - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate

Methodology: Biochemical testing, Serogrouping
Restrictions: None
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: Actively growing pure culture on suitable solid medium
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: Within 1-2 working days

This disease is reportable. Isolates must be submitted to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040

Neisseria meningitidis - Molecular Subtyping

See: Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis

Neural Larva Migrans (Baylisascaris procyonis) - Antibody Detection

See: Parasite Serology

Norovirus - Detection of RNA in Clinical Samples, subtyping

Methodology: PCR, RNA sequencing
Restrictions: Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Fee Sticker: Not required
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
Comments: This test is for research use only.

Norwalk-like Virus

See: Norovirus


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Updated Monday, 29-Nov-2010 07:36:56 CST