Serotyping

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*Accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to Laboratory no. 594 - CAN-P-4E (ISO/IEC 17025)

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Description:

Serotyping of Escherichia coli

Test Category:
Serotyping
Pathogen:
Escherichia coli
Illnesses and Diseases:
  • Gastroenteritis
Specimen:

Isolate from urine, stool, blood, environmental, food, other.

Collection Method:

Isolate provided on appropriate culture medium for E. coli.

Specimen Processing, Storage and Shipping:

Send as growth on appropriate culture medium or in appropriate transport medium.  Culture vessel should be leak-proof or sealed appropriately.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods:

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.

http://www.who.int/ihr/capacity-strengthening/infectious-substances/en/

 

Patient Criteria:

Gastroenteritis, septicemia, infection, other.

Accompanying Documentation:

Completed Enteric Diseases Program requisition form.

Comments:

N/A

Methods and Interpretation of Results:

Agglutination assay*

In-silico serotype prediction

  1. Woodward D.L., et al. 2002. Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC): A Major Public Health Threat in Canada. Can J Infect Dis 13 (5). 

Note: In-silico serotyping will be provided for isolates that are rough or non-motile.  All isolates may undergo in-silico serotype analysis for verification and quality control.

Turnaround Time:

21 calendar days.  Note: Turnaround times for routine isolates may be extended during major foodborne outbreak activities or due to limited availability of resources

Contact:
Phone: (204) 789-6009
Fax: (204) 789-5012
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