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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: 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.