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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

Botulism — Specimen Source

  • Serum
  • Feces
  • Vomitus
  • Gastric contents
  • Wounds
  • Debrided tissue
  • Suspected foods can also be tested for botulinum toxin.

Note: These specimens present an exposure risk to the laboratorian.

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