Pure bacterial culture of pathogen in appropriate agar
To order Collection Kits or other PHOL Supplies complete the Requisition for Containers and Supplies. The form should be faxed to Public Health Ontario Laboratory, Toronto at 416-235-5753 or your local PHOL.
Complete the Reference Bacteriology Requisition. Complete all fields on the requisition. Indicate on the requisition the outbreak number and index case where applicable
Label the specimen with 2 patient identifiers and place in individual biohazard bag and seal
All GAS submissions are confirmed as such prior to PFGE testing
GAS PFGE is only performed in outbreak situations. Indication of the index case is highly recommended. Molecular typing for special circumstances must be approved by a PHOL Microbiologist at 416-235-6556 or 1-877-604-4567
The GAS PFGE test is performed daily Monday to FridayTAT is up to 10 days.
Results are reported to the ordering physician or health care provider as indicated on the requisition