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ID:599 Clostridium perfringens culture from stool samples for food poisoning
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DescriptionWe 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
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
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

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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol 2g

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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT14 days
IP Routine TAT14 days
GP Acute TAT14 days
GP Routine TAT14 days
Turnround CommentNA

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.