Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Enteric Reference Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Organisms Vibrionaceae
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required no
Routine turnaround time 10 days
Culture requirements Pure culture
Media requirements Nutrient agar slope
Pre-transport requirements Ambient temperature
Transport requirements Ambient temperature
Unacceptable sample types Mixed cultures will not be tested
How results reported Results are reported with explanatory comment.
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Identification is done using biocehmcial tests. A PCR targetting the toxin genes is also performed.