Tests and Services Manual: Enteric Bacteriology

CAMPYLOBACTER ID

Specimen:

Isolate

Method:

Conventional biochemicals

Turn Around Time:

48 – 96 hrs

Special Requirements:

RT on Campy BA media

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ENTERIC PATHOGEN
PROFILE (Salmonella, Shigella,
Yersinia, Campylobacter,
Aeromonas, Pleisomonas,
Enterohaemorrhagic
Escherichia coli),
Bacillus cereus,
Clostridium perfringens

Specimen:

Stool

Method:

Culture; if positive or suspicious, conventional biochemicals and serotyping performed

Turn Around Time:

3 – 10 days

Special Requirements:

If stool, send in transport media (Cairy Blair) at Room Temperature. For DOHMH only.

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ID OF MISCELLANEOUS
ENTEROBACTERIACEAE
(Isolates that the
referring laboratory
does not consider
to be either Salmonella
nor Shigella)

Specimen:

Isolate

Method:

Conventional biochemicals and serotyping

Turn Around Time:

3 – 10 days

Special Requirements:

Send at Room Temperature

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SALMONELLA ID
SEROTYPING
(DOH Referrals Only)

Specimen:

Isolate

Method:

Conventional biochemicals (ID). PCR and serology (serotyping)

Turn Around Time:

3 – 10 days

Special Requirements:

Send at Room Temperature. DOHMH only

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SHIGELLA SPP.,
ID, SEROTYPING,
and AST

Specimen:

Isolate

Method:

Conventional biochemicals serotyping, and AST

Turn Around Time:

3 – 10 days

Special Requirements:

Send at Room Temperature

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STX E. coli R/O

Specimen:

Stool or broth

Method:

Culture; Assay for Shiga toxin I & II performed if positive, ID and Serotyping

Turn Around Time:

48 – 96 hrs

Special Requirements:

Send stool and GN broth in cold pack

Laboratory Test Request Form:

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STX E. coli
Confirmation

Specimen:

Reflexive test, performed when E. coli/other EHEC is identified.

Method:

EIA and serotyping

Turn Around Time:

48 – 96 hrs

Special Requirements:

Isolate; send at Room Temperature

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VIBRIO CHOLERAE/
Vibrio spp.

Specimen:

Isolate

Method:

Conventional biochemicals and serotyping

Turn Around Time:

3 – 10 days

Special Requirements:

Send at Room Temperature

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Yersinia spp.

Specimen:

Isolate

Method:

Conventional biochemical

Turn Around Time:

3 – 10 days

Special Requirements:

Isolate; send at Room temperature

Laboratory Test Request Form:

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