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

V

Test Name Vaccinia Virus - Detection in Clinical Samples
  See also: Rash Illness Panel
Methodology Culture
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 Vesicular lesion (see Rash Illness Panel).
Vesicular fluid sample in viral transport medium.
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Sent to CDC.
No turnaround time available.
Test Name Vaccinia Virus - Detection of DNA in Clinical Samples
  See also: Rash Illness Panel
Methodology PCR (Laboratory Response Network protocols)
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 Roof of lesion in a sterile container
Swab of lesion, dry or in transport medium. Contact lab for details.
Touch-prep (slide) of vesicular fluid
Shipping Contact laboratory for transport instructions.
Turnaround 1 day
Test Name Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA)
  See: Staphylococcus aureus , Glycopeptide/Vancomycin Resistant (GRSA/VRSA)
Test Name Varicella Zoster Virus - Antigen Detection
  See also: Rash Illness Panel
Methodology Direct fluorescent antibody
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Scraping from base of lesion in viral transport medium.
Primary viral isolate in tissue culture.
Shipping Ship clinical sample at refrigeration temperature.
Ship primary isolate at room temp.
Turnaround Sent to CDC.
No turnaround time available.
Test Name Varicella Zoster Virus - Detection in Clinical Samples
  See also: Rash Illness Panel
Methodology Culture
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Roof of lesion in a sterile container.
Swab of lesion in viral transport medium.
Vesicular fluid sample in viral transport medium.
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 21 days
Test Name Varicella Zoster Virus - Detection of DNA in Clinical Samples
  See also: Rash Illness Panel
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 None
Specimen

Vesicular fluid
Skin lesion/Scab
Blood
Viral Cell Culture

Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Varicella Zoster Virus - IgM and IgG Antibody Detection
Methodology Enzyme immunoassay
Pre-Approval Contact Virology at (651) 201-5246 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Acute phase serum or paired sera (1 ml)
Shipping Ship at room or refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Sent to CDC.
No turnaround time available.
Test Name Variola Virus
  See: Rash Illness Panel
Supplemental Information If smallpox is suspected, call Division of Disease Prevention and Control immediately at (651) 201-5414 or (800) 676-5414.
Test Name Vibrio spp. (including V. cholerae ) - Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
  See: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Test Name Vibrio spp. (including V. cholerae ) - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Biochemical testing, Serotyping, Biotyping
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 medium.
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Identification from pure culture within 4-6 working days.
Test Name Vibrio spp. (including V. cholerae ) - Detection in Stool
Methodology Culture
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Stool in ParaPak C&S, Modified Carey-Blair or equivalent - fill to line (approximately 5 ml). Unpreserved stool samples must be received within 2 hours of collection.
Shipping Ship preserved samples at room temperature. Transport fresh samples at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Negative results available in 3-4 working days. Positive results phoned to submitter as soon as available.
Test Name Viral Gastroenteritis
  See: Individual Agents: Norovirus, Astrovirus, Adenovirus, Rotavirus
Test Name Viral Meningitis
  See: Enterovirus
Test Name VISA (Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus )
  See: Staphylococcus aureus , Glycopeptide/Vancomycin Intermediate (GISA/VISA)
Test Name Visceral Larva Migrans ( Toxocara spp., Baylisascaris procyonis )
  See: Parasite Serology
Test Name VRSA (Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus )
  See: Staphylococcus aureus , Glycopeptide/Vancomycin Resistant (GRSA/VRSA)
Test Name VZV
  See: Varicella Zoster Virus

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Updated Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 10:36AM