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Manual of Reference Services - Laboratory Tests for Diseases and Agents

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Laboratory Tests

Biochemistry and Genetics Tests       Environmental Tests       Microbiology Tests

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Biochemistry and Genetics

Blood Lead

Cholesterol/Lipid Profile

Cystic Fibrosis Testing (CFTR Mutation Panel)

Diabetes/Glucose

Galactosemia Testing (DNA Mutation Panel)

Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

Hemoglobinopathy Testing (DNA Confirmation)

Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MCAD) (DNA Mutation Panel)

Newborn Screening Panel

Phenylketonuria (PKU) – Dietary Monitoring

Total Hemoglobin

Environmental

Air-Organic:
Formaldehyde
Insecticides in Air
Volatile Organics in Air

Air-Radiation:
Gross Alpha or Gross Beta
Gross Alpha and Gross Beta
Gamma Emitting Isotopes
Radium 226
Radium 228
Uranium Isotopes by Alpha Spectroscopy
Plutonium Isotopes
Thorium Isotopes
Strontium 89 or Strontium 90
Tritium
Alpha spectroscopy Preparation Procedure
Carbon 14

Drinking Water-Inorganic
Alkalinity, Total and Phenolphthalein
Bicarbonate-Carbonate, with Alkalinity
Bicarbonate-Carbonate, without Alkalinity
Bromate
Bromide
Carbon, Total Organic
Chloride
Chlorite
Chlorate
Color
Conductance
Cyanide, Total
Fluoride
Hardness
Nitrate + Nitrite
Nitrate
Nitrite
Perchlorate
pH
Residue, Total
Routine Water Group
Silica, Dissolved
Solids, Total Dissolved
Solids, Total Dissolved (determined)
Sulfate
Turbidity

Drinking Water-SVOC
Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water
Ethylene Dibromide and Dibromochloropropane in Drinking Water
Chlorinated Pesticides in Drinking Water
Chlorinated Pesticides and PCBs in Drinking Water
Decachlorobiphenyl in Drinking Water
Chlorophenoxy Herbicides in Drinking Water
Carbamates in Drinking Water
Glyphosate
Endothall
Diaquat and Paraquat
Chlorinated Disinfection Byproducts (Haloacetonitriles)
Chloral Hydxrate
Haloacetic Acids and Dalapon in Drinking Water
Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water

Drinking Water-VOC
Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water

Food and Food Products
Added Substances
Added Water
Deterioration, Canned Products
Fat, Paly Screen
Fat, Soxhlet Extraction
Filth
Meat Protein
Moisture
pH of Food Products
Protein
Salt
Water Activity

Metals:
Metals in Drinking Water by ICP
Metals in Drinking Water by ICP-MS
Mercury in Drinking Water
Metals by ICP
Metals by ICP-MS
Mercury by Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption (CVAAS)
Metals by Gaseous Hydride Atomic Absorption (GHAAS)
Metals by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption (GFAAS)
Metals by Flame Atomic Absorption (FLAAS)
Metals in Pottery

Soil- Radiation
Gross Alpha or Gross Beta
Gross Alpha and Gross Beta
Gamma Emitting Isotopes
Radium 226
Radium 228
Uranium Isotopes by Alpha Spectroscopy
Plutonium Isotopes
Thorium Isotopes
Strontium 89 or Strontium 90
Tritium
Alpha Spectroscopy Preparation Procedure

Tissue
Volatile Organic Compounds in Tissue
Organochlorine Pesticides and PCBs in Tissue
Semivolatile Organic Compounds in Tissue

Vegetation/Tissue - Radiation:
Gross Alpha or Gross Beta
Gross Alpha and Gross Beta
Gamma Emitting Isotopes
Radium 226
Radium 228
Uranium Isotopes by Alpha Spectroscopy
Plutonium Isotopes
Thorium Isotopes
Strontium 89 or Strontium 90
Tritium 
Alpha spectroscopy Preparation Procedure 

Water - Radiation:
Gross Alpha or Gross Beta
Gross Alpha and Gross Beta
Gamma Emitting Isotopes
Radium 226
Radium 228
Uranium Isotopes by Alpha Spectroscopy
Plutonium Isotopes
Thorium Isotopes
Strontium 89 or Strontium 90
Tritium
Alpha Spectroscopy Preparation

Microbiology    ^ Top

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z]

--A--
Acanthamoeba (Culture)
Acanthamoeba (Microscopic-Direct Exam; Trichrome Stained Slide)
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Actinomycosis (Aerobic Culture - Isolation)
Actinomycosis (Aerobic Culture - Identification)
Adenovirus (Culture-Isolation)
Adenovirus (Culture-Identification)
Aerobic Bacterial Culture (Isolation)
Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Stool (Isolation)
Aerobic Bacterial Culture, (Identification) 
AFB - See Mycobacteriosis
Amebiasis Entamoebia historlytica/Entamoeba disbar (Culture -Isolation)
Amebiasis Entamoeba histolytical/Entamoeba disbar (Staining Identification)
Amebiasis Entamoeba histolytica/Entamoeba disbar (Serological)
Anaerobic Bacterial Culture, Special (Isolation)
Anaerobic Bacterial Culture (Identification)
Anaerobic Bacterial Toxin Detection (Isolation)
Anaerobic Bacterial Toxin Detection (Identification)
Animal Testing- Diagnosis of animal diseases is not offered at TDSHS, testing is available at Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, College Station, TX (888)-646-5623. See Rabies for exception. 
Anthrax Culture (Isolation)
Anthrax Culture (Identification)
Anthrax (Serological)
Arbovirus (Culture-Isolation)
Arbovirus (Culture-Identification)
Arizona Salmonella (Arizona) Culture (Isolation)
Arizona Salmonella (Arizona) Culture (Identification)
Ascariasis (Microscopic-Direct Concentration)
Aspergillosis (Culture-Isolation)
Aspergillosis (Culture-Identification)
Aspergillosis (Serological - Immundiffusion)

--B-- ^ Top

Babesiosis (Serological)
Babesiosis (Microscopic - Stain)
Bacillus anthracis (Culture - Isolation)
Bacillus cereus (Culture-Isolation)
Balantidiasis (Microscopic - Direct Concentration)
Baywaters (Environmental)
Bioterrorism agents (Environmental - Isolation)
Bioterrorism agents (Clinical-Isolation)
Bioterrorism agents (Referred - Identification)
Bioterrorism agents (Referred Identification - PCR)
Blastocystis hominis (Microscopic - Driect Concentration and Trichrome stain)
Blastomycosis (Culture-Isolation)
Blastomycosis (Culture-Genetic Probe (Culture Confirmation)
Blastomycosis (Serological-Complement Fixation)
Blastomycosis (Serological-Immunodiffusion)
Bordetella pertussis PCR
Botulism Culture-(Isolation)
Botulism Culture (Toxic Detection)
Botulism Culture (Toxin Typing)
Botulism Serological (Toxin Detection)
Botulism (Serological-Toxin Typing)
Brevitoxin (Culture-Toxin Detection)
Brucellosis (Culture-Isolation)
Brucellosis (Culture-Identification)
Brucellosis (Serological-Agglutination)

--C-- ^ Top

Calicivirus
Caifornia Encephalitis (Culture-Isolation) See Arbovirus (Culture-Isolation) 
California Encephalitis (Culture-Identification) See Arbovirus (Culture-Isolation) 
California Encephalitis (Serological)
Campylobacter Culture-(Isolation)
Campylobacter (Culture-(Identification)
Candidiasis (Culture-Isolation)
Candidiasis (Culture-Identification)
Cat Scratch Fever (Serological-Micro IFA)
Chagas’ Disease (Serological)
Chancroid (Culture-Identification)
Chicken Pox (See Varicella-Zoster Virus)
Chlamydia (Genetic Probe)
Cholera (Culture-Isolation)
Cholera (Culture–Identification)
Cholera (Culture-Typing)
Cholera (Culture - Toxin Testing)
Cholera (Serological-Vibriocidal Antibody)
Chromoblastomycosis (Culture - Isolation)
Chromoblastomycosis (Culture - Identification)
Clonorchiasis (Microscopic-Direct Concentration)
Clostridium botulinum See Botulism Culture –(Isolation) and Botulism Culture (Toxin Detection)
Clostridium difficile (Culture- Identification)
Clostridium perfringens (Culture - Isolation)
Clostridium perfringens (Culture Identification)
Clostridium perfringens (Culture Toxin Detection)
Clostridium perfringens (Culture - Typing)
Coccidioidomycosis (Culture-Isolation)
Coccidioidomycosis (Culture-Genetic Probe - Culture Confirmation)
Coccidioidomycosis (Serological-Complement Fixation)
Coccidioidomycosis (Serological-Immunodiffusion)
Coliform-Fecal (Culture-Quantitation)
Coliform-Total Colilert
Colorado Tick Fever (Serological)
Coronavirus (Serological)
Coxsackievirus (Culture-Isolation) See Enterovirus (Culture-Isolation)
Coxsackievirus (Culture-Typing) See Enterovirus (Culture-Typing)
Cryptococcosis (- Isolation)
Cryptococcosis (Culture - Identification)
Cryptococcosis (Serological)
Cryptosporidiosis (Microscopic-Direct Concentration Acid Fast Stain)
Cyclospora sp. (Microscopic-Direct Concentration Heat Infused Acid Fast)
Cysticercosis (Serological)
Cysticercosis (Taenia Solium) (Microscopic-Direct Stained Slides)
Cytomegalovirus (Culture - Isolation)
Cytomegalovirus (Culture - Identification)
Cytomegalovirus (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay– IgM and IgG)
Cytomegalovirus (Microscopic-Electron Microscopy)

--D-- ^ Top

Dengue Fever (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay (IgM capture and IgG)
Dermatomycosis (Culture - Isolation)
Dermatomycosis (Culture - Identification)
Dientamoeba fragilis (Microscopic-Trichrome Stains)
Diptheria Culture - (Isolation)
Diptheria Culture  - (Identification)
Diptheria Culture - (Toxigenicity)
Diphyllobothriasis (Microscopic-Direct Concentration)
Dysentery, Amebic (See Amebiasis.)
Dysentery, Bacillary (See Shigellosis Culture (Isolation)

--E-- ^ Top

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (Culture-Isolation) See Arbovirus (Culture-Isolation) 
For arbovirus surveillance program, see Mosquitoes (Culture – Virus Isolation) 
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (Culture-Identification) See Arbovirus (Culture-Isolation)
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay-IgG and IgM)
Echinococcosis (Serological)
Echinococcosis (Microscopic - Direct)
Echovirus (Culture-Isolation) See Enterovirus (Culture - Isolation)
Echovirus (Culture-Typing) See Enterovirus (Culture-Typing)
Ehrlichiosis (Serological - Immunofluorscence)
Enteric Bacteria (See also Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Stool (Isolation))
Enterobiasis-Pin Worm (Microscopic - Direct)
Enterovirus (Culture - Isolation)
Enterovirus (Culture-Typing)
Erysipeloid (Culture-Isolation)
Erysipeloid (Culture-Identification)
Escherichia coli 0157:H7 Culture (Isolation)
Escherichia coli 0157:H7 Culture (Identification)
Escherichia coli 0157:H7 or other Shiga toxin E. coli (Toxin Testing)
Escherichia coli 0157:H7 or other Shiga toxin E. coli Culture (Typing)

--F-- ^ Top

Farmer’s Lung (Culture - Isolation)
Farmer’s Lung (Culture - Identification)
Farmer’s Lung (Serological)
Fasciolopsis (Microscopic-Direct Concentration)
Fifth Disease (See Parvovirus)
Names of Related Agents: Parvovirus B19
Filariasis (Microscopic-Direct Giemsa Stain)
Food Poisoning (Culture - Isolation)
Food (Culture –(Identification)
Food (Pathogens –(Isolation)
Food Poisoning Culture (Toxin Detection)
Francisella tularensis (Culture—Isolation) See Tularemia (Culture - Isolation) 
Francisella tularensis (Culture—Identification) See Tularemia (Culture - Identification)

--G-- ^ Top

German Measles (see Rubella)
Giardiasis (Microscopic-Direct Concentration)
Gonorrhea  (Culture - Isolation)
Gonorrhea (Culture - Identification)
Gonorrhea (Culture - Genetic Probe)
Granuloma Inguinale (Microscopic - Direct)

--H-- ^ Top

Haemophilus species  (Culture - Identification)
Haemophilus species (Culture - Typing H. influenzae only)
Hansen’s Disease (see Leprosy)
Hantavirus (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay)
Hepatitis A (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay for HAVAb-total and HAV IgM)
Hepatitis B (Serological – Enzyme Immunoassay for HbsAg,and Anti-HBsAg, Total antibody or HBcAb-Total of IgM)
Hepatitis B (Serological – Enzyme Immunoassay for Hepatitis B eAg or Anti-Hepatitis B eAg)
Hepatitis C
(Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay)
Herpes Simplex (Culture - Isolate)
Herpes Simplex (Culture - Identification)
Herpes Zoster (see Varicella)
Histoplasmosis (Culture - Isolation)
Histoplasmosis (Culture-Genetic Probe Confirmation)
Histoplasmosis (Serological-Single Serum)
Histoplasmosis (Serological-Spinal Fluid)
Histoplasmosis (Serological-Immunodiffusion)
HIV-1, Screen (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay)
HIV-1, Confirmation (Serological-Western Blot)
HIV-2, Screen (Serological)
HTLV-I-II (Serological)
Hookworm (Microscopic-Direct Wet Smears Concentration)

--I-- ^ Top

Influenza (Culture-Isolation)
Influenza (Culture-Typing)
Influenza (Serological-Complement Fixation)  Test no longer performed at DSHS
Isopora species (Microscopic-Direct Wet Smears Concentration)
Isopora species (Microscopic-Acid Fast Stain)

--L-- ^ Top

Legionellosis (Culture - Isolation)
Legionellosis (Culture - Identification)
Legionellosis (Culture - Typing)
Legionellosis (Serological - Immunofluorescence)
Legionellosis (Microscopic-Direct Fluorescent Antibody)
Legionnaires’ Disease See Legionellosis Culture (Isolation)
Leishmaniasis (Culture-Isolation)
Leishmaniasis (PCR-CDC through TDH)
Leishmaniasis (Serological)
Leishmaniasis (Microscopic-Giemsa Stain)
Leishmaniasis (Microscopic-H & E Stain)
Leprosy (Microscopic and Animal Studies)
Leptospirosis (Serological)
Listeriosis (Culture - Isolation)
Listeriosis (Culture - Identification)
Listeriosis (Culture - Typing)
Loiasis (Microscopic-Direct Giemsa Stains)
Lobomycosis (Culture - Isolation)
Lobomycosis (Culture - Identification)
Lobomycosis (Microscopic-Direct Fluorescent Antibody)
Lyme Disease (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay)
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (Serological)

--M-- ^ Top

Malaria (Serological)
Malaria (Microscopic-Direct Stain Giemsa)
Measles (See Rubeola)
Melioidosis Culture (Isolation) See also  Aerobic Bacterial Culture (Isolation)
Melioidosis (Culture-Identification) See also Aerobic Bacterial Culture, (Identification)
Meningitis, Amebic See Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis
Meningitis, Meningococcal Culture (Isolation)
Meningitis, Meningococcal Culture (Identification)
Meningitis, Meningococcal Culture (Grouping)
Microsporidiosis (Microscopic-Modified Trichrome Stain)
Milk, Quality Check (Culture- SPC)
Milk, Quality Check (Inhibitors)
Milk, Quality Check (Phosphatase)
Milk, Quality Check (Coliforms)
Milk, Quality Check (Added Water)
Milk, Quality Check (Aflatoxin)
Milk, Quality Check (Somatic cell counts)
Milk, Quality Check (Pathogens)
Molecular typing (PFGE)
Mosquitoes (Identification only)
Mosquitoes (Culture-Virus Isolation/Detection and Identification)
Mumps (Culture - Isolation)
Mumps (Culture - Identification)
Mumps (Serological - Enzyme Immunoassay for IgG)
Mumps (Serological - Immunofluorescence assay for IgM)
Mycobacteriosis (Culture - Isolation)
Mycobacteriosis (Culture - Identification)
Mycobacteriosis (Culture - Susceptibility, Primary Drug Panel)
Mycobacteriosis (Culture - Susceptibility, Secondary Drug Panel)
Mycobacteriosis (Culture - Susceptibility, Pyrazinamide Only)
Mycobacteriosis (Culture - Isolation - Direct Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex)
Mycobacteriosis (Microscopic - Truant’s Stain)
Mycetoma (Culture - Isolation)
Mycetoma (Culture - Identification)
Mycoplasmosis (Serological)

--N-- ^ Top

Naegleria fowleri (Identification and Culture) See also Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis  (PAM)
Nocardiosis (Culture - Isolation)
Nocardiosis (Culture - Identification)
Nosocomial Infections
Norovirus (Norwalk-like Virus) (see Calicivirus)

--O-- ^ Top

Ornithosis (see Psittacosis) Names of Related Agents: Psittacosis, Parrot Fever

--P-- ^ Top


Paracoccidioidomycosis (Culture - Isolation)
Paracoccidioidomycosis (Culture - Identification)
Paracoccidioidomycosis (Serological)
Paragonimiasis (Serological)
Paragonimiasis (Microscopic-Direct Wet Smears Concentration)
Parainfluenza (Culture-Isolation)
Parainfluenza (Culture-Typing)
Parainfluenza (Serological-Complement Fixation) Test no longer performed at DSHS
Parvovirus B19 (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay) Test no longer performed at DSHS
PCR - Virulence Factors (Detection)
Penicilliosis (Culture - Isolation)
Penicilliosis (Culture - Identification)
Pertussis (See Bordetella)
Pertussis Culture (Identification)
PFGE –Molecular typing See Molecular typing  (PFGE) Reference Range
Phycomycosis See Zygomycosis
Pinworm See Enterobiasis
Plague (Culture - Isolation)
Plague ( Culture- Identification)
Plague (Serological - Hemagglutination)
Pneumococcus
Pneumocystosis (Microscopic-Giemsa Stain)
Poliomyelitis (Culture - Isolation) - Forwarded by TDSHS to CDC for testing
Poliomyelitis (Culture - Typing) - Forwarded by TDSHS to CDC for testing
Poliomyelitis (Serological-Complement Fixation)  Test no longer performed at DSHS
Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis Enviornmental (Culture - Isolation)
Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (Culture - Identification)
Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (Serological)
Protothecosis (Culture - Isolation)
Protothecosis (Microscopic-Direct Fluorescent Antibody)
Psittacosis (Serological-Forwarded by TDH to CDC for testing.)

--R-- ^ Top

Rabies (Microscopic-Direct Fluorescent Antibody)
Red Tide Analysis See also Brevitoxin (Culture-Toxin Detection)
Relapsing Fever (Serological-Forwarded by TDH to CDC for testing.)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Culture-Isolation)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Culture-Identification)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Serological-Complement Fixation) Test no longer performed at DSHS
Rickettsia See specific disease entities: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Murine Typhus
Ringworm (Culture-Isolation)
Ringworm (Culture-Identification)
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Serological-Immunofluorescence Assay)
Rotavirus (Microscopic-Electron Microscopy)
Round Worm See Ascariasis
Rubella (Immune Status) (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay)
Rubella (Culture-Isolation)
Rubella (Culture-Identification)
Rubella (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay)
Rubeola (Measles) (Culture-Isolation)
Rubeola (Measles) (Culture-Identification)
Rubeola (Measles) (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay)

--S-- ^ Top

Salmonellosis (Culture – Isolation)
Salmonellosis (Culture– Identification)
Salmonellosis (Culture – Typing)
Shistosomiasis (Serological)
Schistosomiasis (Microscopic-Direct Concentration)
Schistosomiasis (Microscopic-Urine Filtration)
Shigellosis (Culture Isolation)
Shigellosis (Culture Identification)
Shigellosis (Culture Typing)
Sporotrichosis (Culture-Isolation)
Sporotrichosis (Culture-Identification)
Sporotrichosis (Serological)
St. Louis Encephalitis (Culture - Isolation): See Arbovirus (Culture-Isolation) Names of Related Agents: Arbovirus, SLE 
St. Louis Encephalitis (Culture - Identification) See Arbovirus (Culture-Identification)
St. Louis Encephalitis (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay (IgM capture and IgG)
Staphylococcus (Culture-Identification )
Staphylococcus (Culture-TSST-1 testing)
Staphylococcus Culture (Isolation)
Staphylococcus (Culture-Enterotoxin testing)
Strep Screen (Type B only)
Streptococcus pneumoniae (Culture - Typing) See Pneumococcus
Strongyloidiasis (Serological)
Strongyloidiasis (Microscopic-Direct)
Swimming Pool Water
Syphilis (Serological-Rapid Plasma Reagin Card)
Syphilis [Serological-Treponema pallidum - Particle Agglutination (TP-PA)]
Syphilis [Serological-Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorbed (FTA-ABS)]
Syphilis (Serological-Venereal Disease Research Laboratory)

--T-- ^ Top

Taeniasis (Microscopic-Direct Concentration Clearing)
Tapeworm, Other Diphyllobothrium latum, Hymenolepis nana, Hymenolepis diminuta (Microscopic-Clearing Exam)
Tetanus (Culture - Isolation) See also Anaerobic Bacterial Culture, Special (Isolation) 
Tetanus (Culture - Identification) See also  Anaerobic Bacterial Culture (Identification)
Tetanus (Culture - Toxin Selection) See also Anaerobic Bacterial Toxin Detection (Identification)
Toxocariasis (Serological - Forwarded by TDH to CDC for testing.)
Toxoplasmosis (Serological - Enzyme Immunoassay (IgM)
Toxoplasmosis (Serological - Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IgG)
Toxoplasmosis (Microscopic - Giemsa Stain)
Trachoma (Culture - Isolation) See Chlamydia (Culture - Isolation)
Trachoma (Culture - Identification) See Chlamydia (Culture - Identification)
Trachoma (Culture-DNA Probe) See also Chlamydia (Genetic Probe)
Trachoma (Serological)
Trichinelliasis (Serological)
Trichinelliasis (Microscopic - Direct)
Trichuriasis (Microscopic - Direct Concentration Exam ID)
Trypanosomiasis (Culture)
Trypanosomiasis (Microscopic-Direct Giemsa stained)
Tuberculosis (Culture - Isolation)
Tuberculosis (Culture - Identification)
Tuberculosis (Culture - Susceptibility, Primary Drug Panel)
Tuberculosis (Culture - Susceptibility, Secondary Drug Panel)
Tuberculosis (Culture - Susceptibility, Pyrazinamide Only)
Tuberculosis (Culture - Isolation - Direct Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex)
Tuberculosis (Microscopic-Truant’s Stain)
Tuberculosis (Culture - DNA Fingerprinting)
Tularemia (Culture - Isolation)
Tularemia (Culture - Identification)
Tularemia (Serological - Agglutination)
Typhoid Fever See Salmonellosis (Culture - Identification) For serotyping see Salmonellosis (Culture - Typing)
Typhus (Serological-Immunofluorescence) Names of Related Agents: Rickettsia, Murine typhus

--U-- ^ Top

Undulant Fever For clinical specimen testing see Brucellosis (Culture - Isolation) For referred cultures see Brucellosis  (Culture - Identification)
Urethritis (Culture-Isolation)
Urethritis (Culture-Identification) For clinical culture studies see Gonorrhea  (Culture - Isolation) For probe testing, see Gonorrhea (Culture - Genetic Probe)

--V-- ^ Top

Varicella (Culture-Isolation)
Varicella (Culture-Identification)
Varicella (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay)
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (Culture-Isolation) See Arbovirus (Culture-Isolation)
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (Culture-Identification) See Arbovirus (Culture-Identification)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus and other Vibrio species (Culture-Identification)
Vibrio cholerae, (Culture-Identification)
Vibrio cholerae, (Toxin Studies)
Vibrio cholerae and other Vibrio species (Isolation)
Virulence Factors - (PCR)

--W-- ^ Top

Water Testing, Bacteriological (Culture-Coliform)
Water Testing, Bacteriological (Culture-Total Coliform)
Water Testing, Bacteriological (Culture-E. coli-Presence/Absence)
Water Testing, Cryptosporidia & Giardia MPA (Micro particulate analysis (Microscopic-Direct Exam IFA)
Western Equine Encephalitis (Culture-Isolation) See Arbovirus (Culture-Isolation)
Western Equine Encephalitis (Culture-Identification) See Arbovirus (Culture-Identification)
Western Equine Encephalitis (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay– IgM only)
West Nile Virus Encephalitis (Serological-Enzyme Immunoassay– IgG and IgM)
Whooping Cough (see Pertussis) Names of Related Agents: Pertussis, Bordetella 
Worm, Miscellaneous Identification (Microscopic-Direct Concentration)

--Y-- ^ Top

Yellow Fever (Serological)
Yersinia pestis (Culture-Isolation)
Yersinia enterocolitica (Culture-Isolation)
Yersinia enterocolitica (Culture-Identification)

--Z-- ^ Top

Zygomycosis (Culture-Isolation)
Zygomycosis (Culture-Identification)
Zygomycosis (Serological)

Laboratory Tests Table of Contents
Last updated August 05, 2014