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    Laboratory Services Section
    MC 1947
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7318
    Fax: (512) 776-7294

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Laboratory Services Section Molecular Biology: Testing by Organism

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Organism
Testing method
Specimen requirements
Expected results turn-around
Testing frequency
Arboviruses (EEE, WEE, SLE) Real-time PCR Specimens are received from the Arbovirus-Entomology Team 14 days Weekly
B. pertussis Real-time PCR Submit as Rayon or Dacro non-bloody swab with aluminum or plastic handle, without transport media.
Specimens must be transported on wet ice or cold packs (not dry ice) and shipped within 48 hours of collection. Specimens must be received at the DSHS Laboraotry within 7 days of collection.
Within 2 working days of specimen receipt. Daily M-F
E. coli Real-time PCR Specimens are received from the Clinical Bacteriology Team as a pure isolate on an agar slant. 11 days Weekly
E. coli, Pseudomonas species, Neisseria meningitides strains, Ralstonia species, Acinetobacter species, Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA), Enterococcus species, Streptococcus species, Serratia species, Pseudomonas fluorescens, and Listeria species PFGE Specimens are received from the Clinical Bacteriology Team as a pure isolate on an agar slant. 14 days Daily M-F
Norovirus Real-time PCR Non-bloody and non-dried stool specimens are the only accepted sample types. An acceptable specimen should not contain any preservatives or transport media. 
Submitters must send at least 200-400 µL of fresh stool in a dry container.
Stool samples are to be transported on wet ice or cold packs (not dry ice) and stored refrigerated until processed for RNA extractions. 
Within 2 working days of specimen receipt. Within 24 hours of specimen receipt.
Salmonella Serology and PFGE Send as a pure isolate on an agar slant. 14 days Daily M-F
Shigella Serology and PFGE Send as a pure isolate on an agar slant. 14 days Daily M-F
West Nile Virus Real-time PCR Specimens are received from the Arbovirus-Entomology Team 14 days Weekly
 
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Aaron Benfield, PhD
Team Lead, Molecular Biology
(512) 458-7735

(888) 963-7111 ext. 7735 toll free
email Aaron

Lab phone: (512) 458-7784
(888) 963-7111 ext. 7784 toll free

Laboratory Services Section
Department of State Health Services, Mail Code 1947
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Last updated January 19, 2011