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Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans toxin testing

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Special Bacteriology Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans toxin testing
Organisms C. diphtheriae, C. ulcerans
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required no
Culture requirements Pure culture
Pre-transport requirements Ambient temperature
Transport requirements Send at ambient temperature without delay
Unacceptable sample types Mixed culture
How results reported The report will contain the toxin testing result. Results are notified electronically to EpiSurv.
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Details

Toxin testing results are reported and notified electronically to EpiSurv as soon as possible after receipt of the sample to assist the response.