MICROBIOLOGY

ANALYTE

AGE RANGE

CRITICAL VALUE

UNITS

Any assay: Potential Bioterrorism Agent

Any age

Presence of potential B. anthracis or any BT agent.

Bacillus anthracis
(Category A)

Francisella tularensis
(Category A)

Yersinia pestis
(Category A)

Brucella species
(Category B) 

N/A

Blood Culture

Any age

Any clinically important positive result per protocol

N/A

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis PCR Test

Any age

Positive on Tissue or Culture

N/A

Stool culture

<18 years

Positive Shiga toxin producing E. Coli

 

N/A