Botulism, Diagnosis of - LG3878


Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Special Instructions:The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) accepts specimens (by arrangement only) for animal toxicity tests and cultures. Physician must consult with the Department of Epidemiology at MDH (651-201-5414) to provide clinical data and find out proper specimen type.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:See Collection Instructions
Optimal Volume:Specimen types usually consist of 10 mL blood in red (plain, no gel) tube, 50-81 g stool, intestinal or rectal swab for toxin and culture
Minimum\Peds Volume:6 mL blood in red (plain, no gel) tube; 25 g stool or intestinal; or rectal swab for toxin and culture
Collection Instructions:

Blood

6-10 mL in red (no gel)

Stool

25-50 grams

Vomit or gastric content

20 mL in an anaerobic transport system

Rectal swabs are acceptable for toxin and culture

 

 



Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Consult Specimen Management.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Minnesota Department of Health)


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