Michigan Bureau of Laboratories Testing

Requisition Forms

 

Instructions and Kit Contents for Collecting and Submitting Specimens

Kit #12 Specimens for Tuberculosis & Fungal Diagnosis (Category “A”)

1 – Dual mailer - 2" x 3.75"
1 – Centrifuge tube, 50 mL
1 – Plastic bag - 4" x 8" Ziploc
1 – Shipping label - Biological substance
(DCH-0800W Rev. 1/16)
1 - Instructions

 

Kit #42B Bacterial & Fungal Cultures - Infectious Substance (Category “B”)

1 – Category B shipper
1 – Bio bag
5 – Plastic bag - 4" x 8" Ziploc
1 – Absorbent strip
1 – Wadding

1 – Return label

 

 

Outside Resources

  • Mycobacterial Specimen Collection: This chapter, starting on page 84, of the CDC Core Curriculum details how to accurately and appropriately collect sputum specimens for TB identification. This includes different sputum production methods, like coughing, induction, bronchoscopy, and gastric aspiration. ​
  • A Clinician’s Guide to the TB Laboratory: Utilize this guide to understand the difference procedures used for laboratory testing for TB. It reviews and explains everything from IGRAs to serum drug level testing.

 

If you have any questions about specimen shipment and processing, please contact Angie Schooley, MDHHS Bureau of Labs Mycobacteriology / Mycology Unit Manager: (517) 335-9637 / schooleya@michigan.gov.

Source: Michigan Bureau of Laboratories website