Confirmation of Staphylococcal toxins by PCR<<Return to Laboratory
Confirmation of Staphylococcal toxins by PCR.
- Necrotizing pneumonia
- Skin and soft tissue infections
Send cultures as growth on culture medium or in transport medium.
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.
For additional guidance on the transport of infectious substances in other languages, please click on the link below.
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 such as toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSST). 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.