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K1 antigen detection in Escherichia coli.
- Neonatal meningitis
Isolate from urine, stool, blood, environmental, food, other.
Isolate provided on appropriate culture medium for E. coli.
Send as growth on appropriate culture medium or in appropriate 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.
Gastroenteritis, septicemia, neonatal meningitis, bacteraemia, infection, other.
Completed Enteric Diseases Program requisition form.
PCR amplification of neuC (K1-specific gene).
21 calendar days. Note: Turnaround times for routine isolates may be extended during major foodborne outbreak activities or due to limited availability of resources.
- Kaczmarek et al. 2014. Detection of K1 antigen of Escherichia coli rods isolated from pregnant women and neonates. Folia Microbiol (Praha). 59 (2): 419-422.