Culture, Vibrio Stool

Mnemonic

VIBRIO

Synonym

Cholera

Includes

Culture for Vibrio only.

Guidelines

During the acute stage, submit in enteric transport media (ETM).

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Stool collected in enteric transport media (ETM). Deliver to lab ASAP.

Handling

In preservative up to 24 hours, refrigerated.

Preferred Volume

Container filled to fill line, and not overfilled.

Minimum Volume

Under-filled transport vials are unacceptable.

Transport

ASAP to lab, or 24 hours refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria

Fresh stool, over-filled vials, and older than 24 hours refrigerated.

Stability

24 hours refrigerated.

Testing Information

Note

This does not include E. coli 0157, or other enteric pathogens.

Performed

7 days/week.

Reported

7 days/week.

Method

Culture, bacterial.

Reference Values

Reference Values

No vibrio isolated.

Critical Values

Positive for vibrio.

Comments

Reflexes to confirmatory testing performed by OSPHL.

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 01:53:07 PM