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Specimen Requirements for Burkholderia spp.
The Clinical Guide to Services is a comprehensive reference guide of testing services, shipping information, and submission requirements for Minnesota’s Infectious Disease Laboratory.
Even though there are ongoing efforts to keep information current, some information may not be up to date due to recent changes in testing procedures and/or regulation. Many of these tests are only available with prior approval from the Minnesota Department of Health.
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|Abscess material, tissues||1 ml||Collect tissues and fluids rather than swabs, when possible. Collect as needed based on clinical presentation. Appropriate Postmortem specimen.|
|CSF, other body fluids||1 ml||Collect as needed based on clinical presentation. Appropriate Postmortem specimen.|
|Skin swab||1 swab|
|Urine||1 ml||Collect a midstream clean-catch or a catheterized specimen.|
|Blood culture||Refer to manufacturer’s recommendation||Collect appropriate blood volume and number of sets per submitting lab’s protocol. Collect prior to antibiotic use if possible.|
|Blood in sodium polyanethol sulfonate (SPS)||8 ml||Blood collected in SPS may be inoculated into blood culture bottles upon receipt at MDH.|
|Throat or Nasal swab||1 swab||For epidemiologic purposes only. Useful only within 24 hours of exposure.|
|Whole blood||1 ml||Collect in EDTA, purple top tube. For molecular testing, must be pre-approved by MDH.|
|Serum||1 ml||Collect in serum separator tube (SST™) or red top tube. For molecular testing, must be pre-approved by MDH.|
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