Leptospira Culture !!! NOTE: The contents are valid only for: 07/20/2024 !!!

WSLH Department: CDD - Sendouts and Referred Testing
WSLH Test Code: MP02933
Turn-around Time:
Recommended Uses:
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations:
Specimen Requirements: Sterile unclotted blood, urine, CSF.
Specimen Handling & Transport: refer to CDC test directory
Collection Kit/Container:
Collection Instructions:
Unacceptable Conditions:
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form A
Required Information:
Results Include:
Limitations: Prior permission from CDC. Request shipment information and transport medium at time of phone call. Contact laboratory for further information.
Additional Tests Recommended:
Additional Comments: Forms Required: This non-routine test is not on request form. Please write in under "other tests."
Includes: Isolation of Leptospira species from blood, urine or CSF at CDC.


As of February 2019, the WSLH Communicable Disease Division has discontinued performing culture for Leptospira (test code MP02933).

Any requests for Leptospira culture will be sent out to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing. If you choose to have us forward the specimen to the CDC for testing, you will be charged a $101.00 handling and shipping fee.
CPT Code:
Price: $62.00
!!! NOTE: The contents are valid only for: 07/20/2024 !!!