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Testing

General information
  1. Bacteriology
  • Enterics: Culture and isolation of salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, vibrio, yersinia, E. coli 0157:H7
  • Salmonella and shigella serogrouping
  • Streptococci isolation, identification, grouping
  • STDs: Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae amplification
  1. Blood Lead Testing
  2. Molecular Test – RT-PCR
  • Influenza A & B, Sub-types: H1, H3 and H5
  • Herpes virus I & II
  • Norovirus
  • MRSA
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • C.difficile
  1. Mycobacteriology
  • Smears for AFB: once per day, 7 days a week
  • Amplification testing for M.tuberculosis: once per day as needed
  • Culture and identification of Mycobacteria via AccuProbe and AmplifiedMTD
  • Drug susceptibility testing of M.tuberculosis to primary treatment drugs
  • Quantiferon-TB Gold
  1. Mycology
  • Wet mounts for yeast and fungi
  • Isolation and identification of yeast and fungi
  • Referral of isolates to the State Laboratory
  1. Parasitology
  • Concentration and staining for ova and parasites
  • Blood smears for malaria and blood parasites
  • Identification of ticks and ectoparasites-Culture for Lyme Disease bacteria (walk-ins accepted - Arthropod Test Request form)
  • Identification of medically important arthropods/insects. (walk-ins accepted - Arthropod Test Request form)
  • E-histolytica and Cryptosporium/Giardia EIA
  • Pinworm identification
  1. Serology and Immunology
  • HIV-1: EIA, Western Blot, viral load testing
  • Syphilis serology: EIA, RPR, TP-PA
  • Hepatitis C: EIA and viral load testing
  1. Virology
  • Rabies: surveillance and diagnostic testing
  • R-Mix Culture for Influenza A&B, Adenovirus, RSV, Parainfluenza 1, 2 & 3
  • E-Mix Culture for Enteroviruses
  1. Water Tests (Walk-ins accepted)
  • Membrane filtration for detection of coliforms in drinking water
  • Testing for various indicator bacteria in soil and surface water samples
  • Coliform Presence/Absence Test
  • Entrolert
  • Physical properties includes color, odor and turbidity.
  • Anions including Nitrates, Nitrites, Fluoride, Chloride, Bromide, Sulfate, Ortho-phosphate.
  • Legionella Pneumophila for drinking water.

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