For California patients only:Stool or enema specimens from California inpatients or outpatients with suspected IB may be submitted directly to the IBTPP laboratory. Physicians seeking testing for their patients should first call the IBTPP on-call physician at (510) 231-7600 prior to specimen submission to provide case information and review indications for testing.
Testing will not be initiated without prior clinical consultation with the IBTPP on-call physician.
For all other states, please contact your local public health agency for specimen submission instructions.
Infant Botulism Laboratory - IBTPPIMPORTANT: Properly identify and label all packages that contain diagnostic specimens when submitting them to the IBTPP laboratory. Always include the sender's name and submitting institution's name and address. Improperly identified packages may be subject to destruction for bio-security reasons.
Please do not hesitate to contact the lab with any questions.
Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program Laboratory
Phone: (510) 231-7676; Fax: (510) 231-7679
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