Clinical and Diagnostic Testing Information for Health Professionals

Information on testing methods, specimen collection, and specimen storage is intended for the use of healthcare professionals. To submit specimens to the laboratory, healthcare providers must have an existing account with the laboratory. In cases of an outbreak, laboratory services are provided at no cost to the submitter, but pre-approval by and coordination with communicable disease is required. For additional reference laboratory services, the Napa-Solano-Yolo-Marin County Public Health Laboratory acts as conduit to route specimens to the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for appropriate testing.

Click on the links below for test-specific information.

1. Bacteriology and direct tests
2. Mycobacteriology
3. Mycology
4. Molecular testing
5. Serology
6. Parasitology
7. Other tests
8. All tests

Additional Reporting Requirements
According to Title 17, Section 2505, the following conditions or organisms require communication and/or submission to the local public health laboratory:
1. Anthrax, botulism, brucellosis, glanders, influenza (novel strains), melioidosis, plague, smallpox, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers
2. Tuberculosis
3. Malaria
4. Salmonella
5. HIV-1/2 antigen or antibody reactive sear or plasma
6. Measles immunoglobulin M (IgM)-positive sera
7. Shiga toxin-positive fecal broths and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolates
8. Zika virus immunoglobulin M (IgM)-positive sera
9. Drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates
10. Listeria monocytogenes isolates
11. Neisseria meningitidis isolates from sterile sites
12. Shigella isolates

For further information, please refer to
Title 17, Section 2505.


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