Haemophilus influenza serotyping
Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #: MZZ0039A 
CPT: 87147

Haemophilus influenza serotyping
Synonym(s): Serotyping, Grouping 
Requisition Form G-2B
Test Description Serotyping of Haemophilus influenzae
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure isolate from sterile sites

Minimum Volume/Size Required

At least one viable colony

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

After overnight incubation at 35 to 37°C w/ ~5% CO2, store slants at ambient temperature.

Transport Medium

Appropriate solid medium that supports growth

Specimen Labeling 
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Ship overnight at room temperature.
Method Slide agglutination serotyping
Turn-around Time 2-14 days
  • Material must be viable.
  • Improper storage or shipping temperatures limit organism recovery.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient quantity
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source
  • Improper shipping conditions
  • Expired media or collection container
  • Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
  • Incomplete or missing submission form
Additional Information  Only isolates from sterile sites will be serotyped unless authorization obtained from epidemiology.  


Last updated September 8, 2021