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Haemophilus influenzae serotype

Updated

4/13/2010

Other Names
Haemophilus influenzae serology; Haemophilus influenzae serogroup;
How to Order
Check the Haemophilus influenzae serotype box, under ISOLATE IDENTIFICATION (R/O OR CONFIRM), on the General Microbiology Request Form
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Gram stain, Standard reference procedures for bacterial identification and serotyping
Performed
Daily, on regular business days
Time to Reporting
3 to 4 working days
CPT Code
87077, 87147


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Actively growing isolated organism, on an agar slant or plate.
Optimal Volume
N/A
Minimum Volume
N/A
Handling
Seal tube or plate and place into biohazard bag. Transport to laboratory within 48 hours of collection. Do not freeze.  Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Transport
Room temperature
Rejection Criteria
Leaking containers, unlabeled specimens or specimens submitted with incomplete requisition forms will not be processed.
Comments
For addition information or assistance, please contact the laboratory at 503.693.4100.