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

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Test Name Taenia solium - Antibody Detection
  See: Parasite Serology
Test Name Taenia spp. - Identification/Confirmation in Referred Sample
  See: Parasite Examination, Intestinal and Parasite Identification
Test Name Tetanus
  See: Clostridium tetani
Test Name Toxcariasis ( Toxocara spp.; Visceral/Ocular Larva Migrans) - Antibody Detection
  See: Parasite Serology
Test Name Toxic shock
  See: Staphylococcus aureus (toxic shock) and Streptococcus , group A (toxic shock)
Test Name Toxoplasma gondii - IgM and IgG Antibody Detection
Methodology Indirect fluorescent antibody for IgG, Enzyme immunoassay for IgM
Pre-Approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information Sent to CDC.
This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen Serum, adults (3 ml)
Serum, children (0.5 ml)
Ocular fluid (0.1 ml. of neat fluid, no washings
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Treponema pallidum - Nontreponemal Reagin Detection Screen and Treponemal Antibody Detection Confirmation
Methodology Unheated Serum Reagin (Nontreponemal) detection by slide flocculation immunoassay and treponemal particle agglutination immunoassay
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information MDH will confirm screening results for syphilis. Other cases may apply, please call (651) 201-5414.
This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
MDH will confirm positive syphilis screening results performed at another lab.
Specimen Serum (1-2 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 2 working days of specimen receipt
Test Name Treponema pallidum - Nontreponemal Reagin Detection for Neurosyphilis
Methodology Non-treponemal Reagin antibody by slide flocculation immunoassay (Venereal Disease Research Lab VDRL test).
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
Specimen CSF (1 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 5 working day of specimen receipt
Test Name Trichinella spiralis Trichinosis - Antibody Detection
  See: Parasite Serology
Test Name Trypanosoma brucei spp. - Antibody Detection
  See: Parasite Serology
Test Name Trypanosoma brucei spp. - Detection in Clinical Samples
Methodology Microscopic Examination
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information Trypomastigotes are present in the blood in largest numbers during febrile periods. Examination of multiple daily blood samples may be necessary for detection.
Specimen Thick and thin blood films - 3 sets, air-dry
EDTA blood tube - filled
CSF - as much as possible
Shipping Ship at room temperature. Transport EDTA blood and CSF to lab as soon as possible.
Transport slides in protective holder.
Turnaround Within 1 working day of specimen receipt
Test Name Trypanosoma brucei spp. - Identification/Confirmation in Referred Specimen
Methodology Microscopic Examination
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Thick and thin blood films - stained or unstained.
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Transport slides in protective holder.
Turnaround Within 1 working day of specimen receipt.
Test Name Trypanosoma cruzi - Antibody Detection
  See: Parasite Serology
Test Name Trypanosoma cruzi - Detection in Clinical Samples
Methodology Microscopic Examination
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Thick and thin blood films - 3 sets, air-dry
EDTA blood tube - filled
Tissue imprints, dried
Lesion exudate smears, dried
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Transport slides in protective holder.
Turnaround Usually within 1 working day of specimen receipt
Test Name Trypanosoma cruzi - Identification/Confirmation in Referred Specimen
Methodology Microscopic Examination
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Thick and thin blood films - stained or unstained
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Transport slides in protective holder.
Turnaround Usually within 1 working day of specimen receipt
Test Name Trypanosomiasis, African
  See: Trypanosoma brucei spp.
Test Name Trypanosomiasis, American
  See: Trypanosoma cruzi
Test Name Tuberculosis
  See: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex
Test Name Tularemia
  See: Francisella tularensis

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Updated Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 10:21AM