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Epic Test Name BOTULISM TOXINS
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Collection Instructions Submit one of the following specimens:
1. 10g stool - preferred specimen: permits culture of positive specimens.
2. 10.0 mL (5.0 mL minimum) serum - freeze aliquot.
3. 25-50 cc gastric aspirate - must be collected within a few hours of symptom onset.
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Performed by Texas Dept. of Health Bureau of Laboratories.
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Notes Complete TDH Form G1-A (Microbiology Form) and submit with specimen.
Prior to submission call 512-458-7214.
Submit specimen on cold packs via an overnight carrier.
Updated/Reviewed 11/05/2015


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