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HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE

  

TYPE OF TEST

Biochemical or 16s rDNA sequence.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Submit isolate on Amies Transport Media or other appropriate tubed media. Growth should be apparent before shipment. A pure culture is required.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

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

DAYS TEST PERFORMED

Daily, Monday – Friday

RESULTS AVAILABLE

Upon completion of identification.

REPORTING & INTERPRETATION

Identification of submitted isolate will be confirmed at WPHL. Report will include genus, species, and serotype. Serotyping is available for types A and B. 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Organisms that require further typing, or are requested, will be sent to CDC Atlanta for further characterization.

 

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