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Vibrio parahaemolyticus Identification and toxin Profiling

Enteric Reference Laboratory

Identification is done using biochemical tests. A PCR targeting the toxin genes is also performed.



Health Science

Lab name

Enteric Reference Laboratory

Lab location

NCBID Wallaceville

Test name

Vibrio parahaemolyticus



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Routine turnaround time

10 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 Vibrio species identifiction will be reported. The presence of thermolabile, thermostable, and thermostable-related haemolysin genes as well as the sequence type will be reported for Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

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