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Listeria

Microbiology


universal fecon charcoal swab

Specimen

Blood Cultures, CSF, Lesion, Pus, Stool, HVS,Wound

Superficial Wound Swab (Babies)

Specimen container

CSF, lesions, Pus – White Sterile Universal Pot

Stool – Faecal pot

Wound/HVS – Charcoal swabs

Test Usage

Diagnosis of Listeria as a cause of meningitis, or infection during pregnancy/ childbirth

Diagnosis of food poisoning (rare)

Availability

Undertaken at RDE

Processing Time

Microscopy on CSF- 4 hours

Culture – 48 – 72 hours

Urgent Specimen Instructions

CSF should be transported to laboratory as soon as possible. Urgent microscopy is available 24/7

 

(Key words: Listeriosis)

Specimen Labelling Procedure Procedure for Collection of Blood Cultures
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