Listeria species

TEST NAME Listeria species
DISEASE/DISORDER Listeriosis, bacteremia
ALTERNATE NAME(S) Listeria Culture
  • Isolate submission is REQUIRED for laboratories.
  • Contact CEDEP if a foodborne outbreak is suspected.
ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation
  • None
Specimen Collection
  • Pure culture from normally sterile sites on non-selective media slants such as Trypticase Soy, Blood, or Chocolate agar.
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
  • Store isolate in ambient conditions
Specimen Transport
  • Transport isolate in ambient conditions.
  • Do not send refrigerated or frozen.
  • 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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