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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeFAEC
Method

Bacterial culture using agar base methods.

Bacterial routinely tested for: Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, Aeromonas and Pleisiomonas.

Shiga toxin producing E. coli if clinical information is relevant.

 

 

External Price$39.22(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Faecal samples will not be cultured if the patient has been hospitalised for > 3 days. Yield in this patient group is very low.

Formed faecal samples will not be cultured (samples which do not conform to the shape of the container) as there is little clinical value in such testing.

Specimen Collection Protocols

Samples receieved in PVA fixative or SAF fixative are not acceptable for culture. Only one specimen per day is required for bacterial culture.

Specimens unsuitable for culture if there is a delay in transport to the lab of >72 hrs.

Patient SpecimenFaeces - one per day, to fill a sterile pottle
Paediatric SpecimenFaeces - one only per day, to fill a sterile pottle
Sample Delivery to LabASAP at room temperature. Refridgerate if delay anticipated
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Bacteriology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0349 | x89707
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, (0800-0000hrs)
Turnaround Time2 - 5 days
Interpretation

Clinical: Microbiologist

Technical: Rosie Greenlees

Additional Information

Clinical details much appreciated.

***Always indicate recent overseas travel.***

Depending on clinical details Listeria, and Vibrio can be cultured for also.

Delphic Number Test Number2216

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