Haemophilus influenzae

TEST NAME Haemophilus influenzae
DISEASE/DISORDER Influenza, bacteremia

Isolate submission is REQUIRED for laboratories.

ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation
  • None
Specimen Collection
  • Pure culture from normally sterile sites and/or clinical specimens such as CSF, whole blood, and serum

Isolates: Chocolate agar plate/slant

Clinical specimen: Sterile screw-cap container

Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition.
Specimen Processing
  • None
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Isolates should be stored at ambient temperature.
  • Clinical specimens (CSF, whole blood and serum) should be refrigerated (2-8°C) after collection. If transport/testing cannot be perfomed within 96 hours of collection specimens should be frozen  at (-15°)C or lower.
Specimen Transport
  • Isolates should be shipped at ambient temperature. Do not send isolates refrigerated or frozen.
  • Clinical specimens should be frozen (-15°C or lower) and shipped overnight on dry ice.  
  • All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180). 
Specimen Acceptability and Rejection
  • Specimens that do not meet all specimen requirements will be rejected.
Testing Location
  • Nashville

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