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Vibrio cholerae Identification and toxin Profiling

Health testing


Health Science

Lab name

Enteric Reference Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Vibrio cholerae


V. cholerae

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Routine turnaround time

1 days

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 presence of cholera toxin and the sequence type reported. The serotype will be reported as "O1", "O139", or "non O1 non O139".

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