Botulism Culture Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Sendouts and Referred Testing
WSLH Test Code: MP02993
Availability: Contact the WSLH
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Recommended Uses: Test is performed only on patients who exhibit neurologic symptoms suggestive of botulism, in cases of infant botulism, on patients that have consumed food proven to contain botulinum toxin and only with prior approval of Wisconsin Division of Public Health.
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Specimen Requirements: Contact the WSLH for specific instructions
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Additional Comments: If botulism is strongly suspected and antitoxin treatment may be necessary, contact the WI Division of Public Health or your local health department immediately. If antitoxin treatment is warranted, do not wait for laboratory results before starting treatment.
Includes: ** Please call 800-862-1013 for detailed information.**

Referral of authorized specimens to the Minnesota Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Price: $156.00
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