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*Accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to Laboratory no. 594 (ISO/IEC 17025)
Identification of suspected Vibrio species.
Isolate from urine, stool, blood, environmental, food, other.
Isolate provided on appropriate culture medium for Vibrio species.
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, infection, other.
Completed Enteric Diseases Program requisition form.
Phenotypic Identification (biotyping)* (1)
**All V. cholerae will be referred for serotyping, subtyping and toxin testing**
- Laboratory Methods for the Diagnosis of Cholera Vibrio and Other Vibrios. 1991. Institut Pasteur 28, rue du Docteur-Roux 75724 PARIS CEDEX 15 - FRANCE.
- MALDI-TOF results analysed using the most current Bruker Biotyper database.
21 calendar days. Note: Turnaround times for routine isolates may be extended during major foodborne outbreak activities or due to limited availability of resources.