Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus by culture or routine pathogens Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Aeromonas, STEC, and Yersinia. When positive, identification of Staphylococcus aureus is done by MALDI-TOF. When positive, identification of routine pathogen(s) is done by conventional Biochemicals, Serotyping, & Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS).
- Preserved stool- S. aureus:
- Diarrheal stool collected within 24 hours after onset into the Para-Pak C&S transport vial for S. aureus.
- Preserved stool- routine:
- Diarrheal stool collected during the acute stage of the disease, portions containing blood or mucus usually contain the highest number of pathogens for routine testing.
- S. aureus can be maintained at room temperature (15-30°C) during transit for no more than 24 hours after collection. Special arrangement required CALL 404-327-7997.
- Routine samples can be maintained at room temperature (15-30°C) during transit.
Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
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- Missing testing requisition
- Missing minimum of 2 patient identifiers
- Improper labeling
- Improper storage/transport of specimen
- No specimen received (empty collection tube).
- Wrong specimen type
- Specimens damaged, broken, or leaking upon arrival
- Specimen received after 4 days of collection (per Para-Pak C&S package insert).
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6579-7 (Order code: 1120)