Leptospira culture and identification

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Leptospira Reference Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Leptospira culture and identification
Organisms Leptospira
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required no
Routine turnaround time 12 weeks
Media requirements EMJH medium
Pre-transport requirements Ambient temperature for less than 24 hours
Transport requirements Ambient temperature within 24 hours
Unacceptable sample types Old, refrigerated samples
How results reported Interim report issued after 24 hours
Referral link Form




The Leptospira Reference Laboratory provides screening and confirmatory tests for common Leptospira serovars found in New Zealand.