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

W

West Nile Virus - Detection of RNA in Clinical Samples

Methodology: PCR
WNV PCR may be performed as part of the Arbovirus PCR Panel.
Restrictions: Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Fee Sticker: Required
Specimen: CSF (preferred)
Serum (0.5 ml)
Mosquitoes
Mammalian brains (200 mg)
Shipping: CSF, Serum, Mammalian Brains: ship at refrigeration temperature
Mosquitoes: ship frozen on dry ice.
Turnaround: 7 days
Comments: This test is for research use only.

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

West Nile Virus - IgM and IgG Antibody Detection

See also: Arbovirus Serology Panel
Methodology: Enzyme immunoassay
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: Serum (1 ml)
CSF (1.5-2.0 ml)
Shipping: Ship within 24 hours at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround: Within 2 working days of specimen receipt

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

Western Equine Encephalitis

See: Arbovirus test listings

Whooping Cough

See: Bordetella pertussis

Worm Identification

See: Parasite Identification (adult parasite)


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Updated Monday, 29-Nov-2010 07:19:30 CST