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Testing Results
IMPORTANT! Pre-approval needed from state or local health department. Local or State Health Department. Send approval to or call (402) 559-9444.

NPHL has moved to an electronic ordering system, NUlirt, and it is now the preferred method to order all tests. Once ordered, print a "batch list" (see NUlirt Guide).

Forms Required - Nulirt batch list or NPHL Test Request Form (completed in entirety) must accompany the specimen to include the following information: symptoms and date of onset, pregnancy status, travel and vaccine history. Testing will not be performed without all required information.


  Test: Burkholderia mallei  
  Synonym: Glanders  
  • Contact the NPHL emergency pager 402.888.5588 for guidance if Burkholderia mallei cannot be ruled out in the laboratory
  • All manipulations of suspected Burkholderia mallei should be performed safely in the Biosafety Cabinet
  • Perform only LRN protocol to rule out & refer potentially hazardous organisms
  Collection Device:  
  • Category A packaging according to DOT and IATA Category A UN2814 guidlines
  • Category A packages can only be transported by a Category A certified courier
  Specimen Stability:  
  Reference Interval:  
  Reportable Disease:  
  Revised: 5/4/2023 


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