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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

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Reference Details

Description:

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing on Haemophilus influenzae.

Test Category:
Susceptibility Testing
Pathogen:
Haemophilus influenzae
Illnesses and Diseases:
  • Cellulitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Meningitis
  • Septicaemia
  • Bacteraemia
  • Inner ear infections
Specimen:

Pure culture.

Specimens may be subject to rejection if they are not the appropriate sample type or are not accompanied by relevant patient information.

Collection Method:

N/A

Specimen Processing, Storage and Shipping:

Send as growth on culture medium (preferred) or on a swab in transport medium. Cultures can be also shipped frozen on dry ice.

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.

 

Patient Criteria:

Suspected invasive or non-invasive disease due to H. influenzae.

Accompanying Documentation:

Completed Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases requisition form including sender lab name, address and telephone number. Patient identifier (specimen reference #), date of birth and sex. Type of specimen, date collected and test requested. Vaccine history (if known).

Comments:

N/A

Methods and Interpretation of Results:

See references below.

Turnaround Time:

30 calendar days

Contact:
Phone #: (204) 789-2130
Fax: (204) 789-2018
References:
  1. CLSI Guidelines for Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing.
  2. Manual of Clinical Microbiology 9th edition. Edited by P. R. Murray, E. J. Baron, J. H. Jorgensen, M. L. Landry and M. A. Pfaller.