Bacterial Identification, Non-Enteric Public Health Panel Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Communicable Disease Division
WSLH Test Code: MP00470
Availability: Daily, Monday - Friday
Turn-around Time: 2 days-2 weeks
Recommended Uses: Identification of bacteria of public health significance (see Limitations).
Contraindications: Bacteria not included in the Public Health Panel (see Limitations) are not identified and should not be submitted without prior authorization; contact the laboratory.
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations:
Specimen Requirements: Pure culture on agar slant. Plate media not recommended for shipping.
Specimen Handling & Transport: Ambient temperature using appropriate infectious substance shipping container.
Collection Kit/Container:
Collection Instructions:
Unacceptable Conditions: Do not submit mixed or non-viable cultures; do NOT freeze.
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form A
Required Information:
Results Include: Identification to genus and species when possible
Limitations: Bacterial Identification, Non-Enteric Public Health Panel is limited to bacteria of public health significance. These include bacteria that cannot be ruled out as a Select Agent (agent of bioterrorism), bacteria exhibiting multi-drug or otherwise unusual resistance, bacteria linked to an outbreak or cluster of illnesses, invasive bacteria from a sterile body site or bacteria under surveillance by WSLH and/or the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. Please call 800-862-1013 or 608-262-6386 to inquire about whether an isolate is acceptable for submission.
Additional Tests Recommended: Enteric Bacterial Identification (MP00460)
Additional Comments:
Methodology: Conventional biochemical testing; 16S rDNA sequencing when applicable, PCR, MALDI-TOF
Includes: Identification of bacteria of public health significance. Enteric bacteria not included. (See Enteric Pathogens, Referred Culture, test #MP00460.)
CPT Code: 87077
Price: $174.00
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