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Staphylococcal enterotoxins A-E gene PCR

Nosocomial Infections Laboratory

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Nosocomial Infections Laboratory

Lab location

Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua

Test name

Staphylococcal enterotoxins A-E gene PCR

Organisms

Staphylococcus aureus

Turnaround time

8 working days for reference specimens

Requested for surveillance

no

Notice required

yes

Sample requirements

Pure culture

Media requirements

A slope of any medium that supports the growth of the organism

Pre-transport requirements

Ambient temperature

Transport requirements

Ambient temperature

Unacceptable sample types

Clinical specimens will not be accepted.

How results reported

The result will state whether and which enterotoxin genes were detected

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