ENTERIC REFERENCE (CAMPYLOBACTER CULTURE)
Laboratory: Microbial Reference
Test Description: Identification, confirmation and further characterization of Campylobacter
Order Approval Required? No
Specimen Type: Bacterial isolate slant or plate media
Collection Container: Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) Slant or other media appropriate for bacterial growth
Optimal Volume: Not Applicable
Collection Guidelines: Not Applicable
Storage Container: Not Applicable
Storage Instructions: Store at room temperature
Transportation Instructions: Room Temperature
Test Methodology: Conventional culture methods and molecular methods.
Additional Information: For Campylobacter isolate submissions, place a collection swab directly into Cary Blair Transport Media
Causes For Rejection:
- Samples with no name or identifier, mismatched samples and test request forms.
- Media that has expired prior to inoculation.
- Incorrect or broken transport media.
- Evidence of exposure to temperature extremes during transport.
Possible Results: Full isolate identification. Isolate may be forwarded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for further testing if necessary.