Specimen Types and Requirements
Whole blood (EDTA or Citrate preferred), amniotic fluid, CSF and other body fluids, placenta and other tissues
Send specimens for Isolation testing to this address:
Dr. Jack S. Remington Laboratory for Specialty Diagnostics
795 El Camino Real, Ames Building
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Ship each sample for Isolation testing in a separate sealed bag from other samples. All samples received for Isolation testing will be prepared for testing, and will not be suitable for return. Note: Isolation is a costly and labor intensive procedure. Once started, it may not be cancelled.
NOTE: Specimens must NOT be frozen or placed in formalin or other fixative. Inoculation for isolation is recommended within 48 hours of specimen collection date. Results available in six weeks.