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Food-borne Illness Testing

PHO performs laboratory testing for Public Health Units to support the investigation of food-borne illnesses or outbreak investigations. Public Health Inspector’s Guide to the Principles and Practices of Environmental Microbiology provides information on Environmental Microbiology testing, including:

  • Tests performed
  • Specimen collection and transportation instructions
  • Laboratory acceptance and rejection criteria
  • Test result interpretation 

 Please refer to the appropriate Test Information Sheet for specimen collection and handling instructions. ​​

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