CONFIRMATION TESTING FOR BACTERIAL IDENTIFICATION

 

TYPE OF TEST

Reference cultures of isolates will be accepted for identification using biochemical identification systems and 16s rDNA sequencing.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Growth should be apparent before submission to the laboratory.  Clinical material for primary isolation will not be accepted.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Ship in a manner to ensure survival of isolate.  Ship according to regulations for infectious substances.  Complete and enclose test request form.

DAYS TEST PERFORMED

Monday – Friday

RESULTS AVAILABLE

Upon completion of identification.

REPORTING & INTERPRETATION

Cultures will be reported by genus and species in most cases.  On occasion, genus only will be reported.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Organisms that are not readily identifiable may be forwarded to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta for further identification.

 

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