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Utah Public Health Laboratory

Environmental Sample Multi-Agent Screen

Fee: Please refer to fee schedule

Ordering Recommendation

All clients – Contact Utah Public Health Laboratory prior to submitting specimens.


Sunday - Saturday as required.


LRN Procedures


<1-5 days

Specimen Required

  • Collect:environmental samples.
  • Specimen Preparation: original container or sterile, non-glass container.
  • Storage/Transport Conditions: transport at room temperature. Package and transport according to safe handling, packaging, and shipping guidelines.
  • Unacceptable Conditions: glass containers, calcium alginate or cotton swabs, swabs with wooden shaft, or dry swabs.
  • Remarks:
  • Stability: transport directly to laboratory at room temperature.


Detected or Not Detected

Recovered or Not Recovered

Interpretive Data

(Specific Organism) DNA detected or not detected by PCR.

(Specific Organism) detected or not detected from culture


It is mandatory that UPHL be contacted prior to submitting samples for testing.


Cross References

Environmental Sample Infectious Disease Test Request Form