Food Analysis: Cyclospora, PCR

Food Analysis: Cyclospora, PCR

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Procedure #:  MAQ0213A


Food Analysis: Cyclospora, PCR

Cyclospora Food

Requisition FormG-22-(Food); G-23
Test DescriptionProcedure Rinse followed by DNA extraction and PCR detection
Pre-Approval NeededDSHS Consumer Protection Group or Emerging and Acute Infectious Unit
Supplemental Information RequiredN/A
Supplemental Form(s)N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources)Food
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
  • Food Samples 
Minimum Volume/Size Required
  • 100 grams (1/4 pound)
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Place food sample in sterile zip-lock or whirl pack bag or other sterile plastic container.
  • Store on ice or refrigeration temperature (2°C to 3°C).
Transport MediumN/A
Specimen LabelingSample 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 19B
Turn-around Time5 Days
  • Only validated procedure matrices from the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM)- Chapter 19B may be tested using this method
Common Causes for Rejection

Insufficient specimen, not collected by a Registered Sanitarian, improperly stored, and/or failure to meet shipping guidelines

Additional InformationN/A

Last updated October 11, 2021