Candida auris Screening, PCR to MDH

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Synonyms:Rule out C. auris
Turnaround Time:Results will be completed within 2-4 business days after specimen has arrived at MDH.
Associated Links:

MDH Sample Submission Form

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Swab of Axilla (bilateral), Groin.  Do not share specimens with other testing.
Alternate Containers: CoPan ESwab with larger swab
Collection Instructions:Before initiating collection, hand hygiene should be performed and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) should be donned as indicated by the patient's clinical care team. The sample should be collected from the groin/bilateral axilla using an CoPan ESwab.

A completed MDH Sample Submission Form. See Associated Links. 
Causes for Rejection:Specimens not tested within 4 days of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Specimen source is required. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated. Ship on ice packs to MDH using your normal courier. Specimen drop off is available until 4:30 pm Mon-Fri.

Specimens must be packaged, shipped, and transported according to the current edition of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulation.
Stability:4 days at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Minnesota Department of Health)

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