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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Yeast identification - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate

Methodology: Culture morphology, Biochemical testing
Restrictions: None
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: Varies, usually within 2 weeks

Yersinia enterocolitica - Detection in Stool

Methodology: Culture
Restrictions: None
Fee Sticker: Required
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.
Comments: Included in routine Enteric Bacterial Culture

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

Yersinia enterocolitica - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate

Methodology: Biochemical testing, Biotyping
Restrictions: None
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping: Ship at room temperature.
Turnaround: Identification from pure culture within 4-6 working days

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

Yersinia enterocolitica - Molecular Subtyping

See: Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis

Yersinia pestis - Antibody Detection

Restrictions: Contact laboratory at (651) 201-5073 before requesting this test.
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: Serum (2 ml)
Shipping: Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround: Not available
Comments: Sent to CDC.

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

Yersinia pestis - Detection in Clinical Samples

Methodology: Culture and Laboratory Response Network protocols
Tests May Include: Biochemical, molecular, and immunological methods
Restrictions: Contact laboratory at (651) 201-5073 before requesting this test.
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: See Specimen Requirements
Shipping: Ship at refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround: 4 days

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

Note: 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.

Yersinia pestis - Identification/Confirmation of Referred Isolate

Tests May Include: Biochemical, molecular, and immunological methods
Restrictions: Contact laboratory at (651) 201-5073 before requesting this test.
Fee Sticker: Not required
Specimen: Actively growing pure culture on suitable medium
Shipping: Ship at room or refrigeration temperature.
Turnaround: 2-3 days

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

Note: 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.


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Updated Monday, 29-Nov-2010 07:16:12 CST