Food Analysis: Cyclospora, PCR

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #: MAQ0213A


Synonym(s):  Cyclospora Food
Requisition Form G-22-(Food); G-23
Test Description Produce Rinse followed by DNA extraction and PCR detection
Pre-Approval Needed DSHS Consumer Protection Group or Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Unit
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) Food
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
  • Food Samples
Minimum Volume/Size Required
  • 100 grams (1/4 pound)
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Place food sample in sterile zip-lock or whirl pack bag or other sterile plastic container. 
  • Store on ice or refrigeration temperatures (2°C to 8°C.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling Sample Identification must match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship samples on Ice and/or Ice Packs
  • Samples must be shipped for overnight delivery
  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM)- Chapter 19B
Turn-around Time 5 days
  • Only validated produce matrices from the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM)- Chapter 19B may be tested using this method
Common Causes for Rejection Insufficient specimen, not collected by a Registered Sanitarian, improperly stored, and/or failure to meet shipping guidelines
Additional Information N/A