Listeria monocytogenes characterisation
|Lab name||Special Bacteriology Laboratory|
|Lab location||Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua|
|Test name||Listeria monocytogenes characterisation|
|Requested for surveillance||yes|
|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 serotyping result. Results are notified electronically to EpiSurv.|
Serotyping is performed routinely and can be useful in an outbreak situation as an initial discriminatory test to link cases and suspected food. Results are reported and notified electronically to EpiSurv as soon as possible after receipt of the sample to assist the response.
By arrangement, genotyping can be performed on isolates from a suspected outbreak. Please contact the laboratory at firstname.lastname@example.org.