Test: Bacterial Organism Identification for Confirmation of Reportable Disease Isolates 
  Method: Standard reference procedures for bacterial identification 
  Availability: Monday through Friday by 0900 
  Specimen: Submit actively-growing isolated organism in pure culture on agar slant 
  Collection Device:  
  Storage/Transport: Submit organism in NPHL Triple Pack at room temperature. Specimen must be shipped via NPHL ground courier or Federal Express. Call NPHL at 402.559.2440 or 866.290.1406 for pickup. 
  Unacceptable: Nonviable organism, mixed culture, leaking container 
  Specimen Stability:  
  Reference Interval: Full identification of clinically significant isolates 
  Reportable Disease:  
  Comments: Indicate source of organism, identification test results, suspected infection and any other pertinent information. For AFB mycobacterium isolates, see "AFB/Mycobacterium Identification." See "Escherichia coli (Hemorrhagic) Culture, Stool" for confirmation of E. coli 0157:H7 isolates. 
  Revised: 2/13/2012