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

XYZ

Test Name Yeast identification - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Culture morphology, Biochemical testing
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information None
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium.
Shipping Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround Varies, usually within 2 weeks
Test Name Yersinia enterocolitica - Detection in Stool
Methodology Culture
Pre-Approval None
Supplemental Information Included in routine Enteric Bacterial Culture.
This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
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 within 3-4 working days.
Positive results phoned to submitter as soon as available.
Test Name Yersinia enterocolitica - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Biochemical testing, 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 Yersinia enterocolitica - Molecular Subtyping
  See: Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis
Test Name Yersinia pestis - Antibody Detection
Methodology
Pre-Approval Contact laboratory at (651) 201-5073 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 (2 ml)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround Not available
Test Name Yersinia pestis - Detection in Clinical Samples
Methodology Culture and Laboratory Response Network protocols
Pre-Approval Contact laboratory at (651) 201-5073 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
This organism has been designated as a Select Agent (Select Agent Regulation, 42 CFR, 73, Interim Final Rule). Special handling criteria apply. Please contact the laboratory for special instructions.
Test May Include: Biochemical, molecular, and immunological methods
Specimen See: Specimen Requirements
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 4 days
Test Name Yersinia pestis - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate
Methodology Biochemical, molecular, and immunological methods
Pre-Approval Contact laboratory at (651) 201-5073 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040.
This organism has been designated as a Select Agent (Select Agent Regulation, 42 CFR, 73, Interim Final Rule). Special handling criteria apply. Please contact the laboratory for special instructions.
Specimen Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping Ship at room or refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 2-3 days
Test Name Zika Virus - IgM Antibody Detection and RNA Detection
Methodology Molecular method Trioplex RT-PCR (Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya) and immunological method (Zika)
Pre-Approval Contact Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control at (651) 201-5414 or (877) 676-5414 before requesting this test.
Supplemental Information Urine and CSF must be submitted with a paired serum specimen. Urine will only be tested for Zika by RT-PCR. CSF will only be tested for Zika IgM antibody.
Record the onset date on the submission form.
This disease must be reported to MDH as required by State Rule 4605.7040
For other testing/interpretaion guildelines see Laboratory Zika Virus Testing
Specimen Serum, preferred (1ml) (Trioplex RT-PCR and EIA)
CSF (1ml) (with paired serum, EIA only)
Urine (5ml) (with paired serum, Zika RT-PCR only)
Shipping Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround 14 days for IgM, 7 days for RT-PCR

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Updated Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 10:22AM