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*Accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to Laboratory no. 594 (ISO/IEC 17025)

Requisition Forms

Reference Details

Description:

Identification of suspected Vibrio species.

Test Category:
Phenotypic and Molecular Identification
Pathogen:
Vibrio spp.
Illnesses and Diseases:
  • Cholera
Specimen:

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

Collection Method:

Isolate provided on appropriate culture medium for Vibrio species.

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.

Patient Criteria:

Gastroenteritis, septicemia, infection, other.

Accompanying Documentation:

Completed Enteric Diseases Program requisition form.

Comments:

N/A

Methods and Interpretation of Results:

Phenotypic Identification (biotyping)* (1)

Genotypic Identification

MALDI-TOF (2)

**All V. cholerae will be referred for serotyping, subtyping and toxin testing**

  1. Laboratory Methods for the Diagnosis of Cholera Vibrio and Other Vibrios. 1991. Institut Pasteur 28, rue du Docteur-Roux 75724 PARIS CEDEX 15 - FRANCE.
  2. MALDI-TOF results analysed using the most current Bruker Biotyper database.
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
References: