Shigella spp. – Identification 

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure:  MAQ0113A


Shigella spp. – Identification
Synonym(s): N/A
Requisition Form G-22-(Food); G-23
Test Description BAX® PCR Screen and conventional biochemical test and enrichment to isolate and identify Shigella species
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
  • Food/milk samples
  • Environmental Swabs
Minimum Volume/Size Required

100 grams (¼ pound)

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping


  • Place food sample in sterile zip-lock or whirlpack bag or other sterile plastic container.
  • Store on ice.

Environmental swabs

  • Environmental swabs must be collected on appropriate swabs used for environmental testing (e.g., 3M™ Quick Swabs or Spongesicle type swabs or equivalent).
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.
  • BAX® Real-Time PCR Screen
  • FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM)- Chapter 6
Turn-around Time 14 Days

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

Common Causes for Rejection • insufficient specimen
• not collected by a Registered Sanitarian
• improperly stored
• failure to meet shipping guidelines
Additional Information N/A

Last updated April 9, 2020