Confirmation of Staphylococcal toxins by PCR<<Return to Search Results
Confirmation of Staphylococcal toxins by PCR.
- Necrotizing pneumonia
- Skin and soft tissue infections
Send cultures as growth on culture medium or in transport medium. Culture vessel should be leak-proof or sealed appropriately.
Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.
Completed Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections Requisition.
Please consult lab prior to requesting test.
PCR is used to confirm presence or absence of staphylococcal toxins. Toxin genes include enterotoxins A (sea), B (seb), C (sec), D (sed), E (see), G (seg), H (seh) and I (sei); exfoliative toxin A (eta) and B (etb) and Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 1 (tst). Sample compared to known Standards.
6 calendar days.
- Mehrotra M., G. Wang and W.M. Johnson. 2000. Multiplex PCR for Detection of Genes for Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxins, Exfoliative Toxins, Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 1 and Methicillin Resistance. J. Clin. Micro. 38(3):1032-1035.