7 - 10 days
Botulism Antitoxin Test
Clostridium botulinum Toxin Test
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Neutralization studies in mice.
Diagnosis of Botulism
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.