Cronobacter sakazakii – Identification

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure:  MAQ0121A 

CPt: N/A

Cronobacter sakazakii – Identification
Synonym(s): Enterobacter sakazakii
Requisition Form G-22-(Food); G-23
Test Description Conventional biochemical tests to isolate and identify Cronobacter sakazakii from dehydrated, powdered, infant formula
Pre-Approval Needed Regulatory or IDCU agent
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Food
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Dehydrated, powdered, infant formula
Minimum Volume/Size Required 100 grams (1/4 pound)
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

•   Place sample in sterile zip-lock or whirlpack bag or other sterile plastic container.

•   Store on ice.

Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling Sample Identification must match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements

•   Ship samples on Ice and/or Ice Packs.

•   Samples must be shipped for overnight delivery.

•   Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.


•   FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM); Chapter 29

•   BAX® Traditional PCR Assay

Turn-around Time 14 Days

The sample should represent the outer surface as well as the interior of the food. 

Common Causes for Rejection
  • Not collected by a Registered Sanitarian
  • Insufficient quantity
  • Improperly stored
  • Failure to meet shipping guidelines
Additional Information N/A

Last updated April 9, 2020