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Testing Results
IMPORTANT! Sites requesting testing must have approval from the appropriate state or local health department before submitting specimens. Approval must be sent to NPHL by email at or by calling (402) 559-9444.

A Special Microbiology Form must accompany the specimens. Some tests require additional forms and patient history. This will be listed below when applicable. When requested, testing will not be performed without all required information.

Please call NPHL Client Services at (402) 559-2440 or toll free at (866) 290-1406 for further clarification.


  Test: Salmonella Serotyping 
  Availability: Monday-Friday; results within 24 hours 
  Specimen: Pure isolate of organism 
  Collection Device: Organisms isolated from routine cultures submitted on media slant 
  Storage/Transport: Ambient 
  Unacceptable: Mixed cultures 
  Specimen Stability: Stable at ambient 
  Reference Interval:  
  Reportable Disease:  
  Comments: Test Includes serogrouping and banking of referred organism. Include the test method used for identification on the request form. 
  Revised: 7/12/2011 


If you have questions about proper specimen collection, please call NPHL Client Services at (402) 559-2440 or toll free at (866) 290-1406.