|Description||We can use selective stool culture for patients with suspected Clostridium perfringens food poisoning.
The food poisoning is caused by the enterotoxin of Clostridium perfringens.|
|Indication|| The sample should be collected as close to the onset of symptoms as possible|
|Additional Info|| Brief clinical and epidemiological information should be included from cases of suspected C.perfringens diarrhoea, particularly the date of the onset of symptoms|
|Interpretation|| Suspicious isolates will be referred to the reference laboratory for identification of enterotoxigenic C.perfringens by PCR.
The stool sample may also be referred to the reference laboratory for detection of C.perfringens enterotoxin by ELISA|
|Min. Vol|| 2g|
|Ref. Range (Male)|| |
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||
|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||14 days|
|IP Routine TAT||14 days|
|GP Acute TAT||14 days|
|GP Routine TAT||14 days|
Originally edited by : Dr. H. Schuster. Review due on 28/02/2018 10:40:03. Published By K Roberts on 28/02/2017 10:40:03.