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Salmonella serotyping and sub typing

Health testing


Health Science

Lab name

Enteric Reference laboratory

Lab location

NCBID Wallaceville

Test name

Salmonella serotyping and sub typing


Salmonella species

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Routine turnaround time

10 days (1 day if "Typhoid" indicated)

Sample 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

The Salmonella serotype is reported. The Salmonella serotype is identified by determining the somatic and flagella antigens present. Most serotypes are biphasic though it may not always be possible to determine both phases of the H antigen. Salmonella sub typing is only reported for Typhimurium, Enteritidis and Typhi.

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