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STOOL CULTURE (SALMONELLA, SHIGELLA, VIBRIO, CAMPYLOBACTER)

Synonym(s): Faecal Culture

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Lab Section CategoryBacteriology/Mycology/Parasitology - Bacteria
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Specimen RequiredStool in screw-capped container sent within two hours to the laboratory. Specimens taken more than 72 hours after hospitalisation may not be appropriate.
MethodCulture
Test ResultOrganism reported;
No Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio, Campylobacter species isolated
Turnaround TimeNegative: 2 days
Positive: 3 – 4 days
Day(s) Test Set upDaily
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Last Modified Date :27 Jul 2011