Days Set Up
Analytic Time

7 - 10 days

Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Botulism Antitoxin Test
Toxin, Botulism
Infant Botulism
Clostridium botulinum Toxin Test

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Neutralization studies in mice.

Test Usage

Diagnosis of Botulism

Reference Range

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

The ordering clinician must contact the MDHHS Bureau of Epidemiology (BOE) for approval for testing prior to collecting specimen. Contact the BOE 517-335-8165 (days) or 517-335-9030 (outside normal business hours). Collect blood in a red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot into a plastic tube and refrigerate. Place stool or vomitus in a clean plastic container and refrigerate. Implicated food (0.5 cup minimum) may also be submitted for testing.

Normal Volume
4 mL serum; 25 grams stool; 5 mL vomitus
Minimum Volume
3 mL serum; 15 grams stool; 5 mL vomitus

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.