| Vibrio Culture
Order in NUlirt or complete NPHL Test Order Form with Supplemental Form http://nphl.org/documents/CDC_Submission_Form_50.34_2021.pdf
|Cholera culture, Vibrionaceae, Vibriosis
| Note: Contact the NPHL for guidance if Vibrio cholerae is suspected.
For more information, please review the current clinical guidelines for Vibrio testing at: https://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10119
| Preserve 5 mL stool in enteric transport media (Cary-Blair) immediately.
Specimen Labeling: Test subject to CLIA regulations and required 2 patient identifiers on specimen container and requisition forms
Prior to and during shipment: Stable at Refrigerate 2-8°C
|Nonsterile or leaking container, multiple specimens in 24h period, dry specimens, diapers, or delayed transport to lab in inappropriate preservative.
|Stable at Refrigerated 2-8°C for 72h
|Culture negative for Vibrio spp
|Report all positive Vibrio cholerae immediately and all non-V cholerae ssp results from stool with 7d to local and state health department and isolates should be forwarded to the NPHL, refer to Nebraska DHHS Title 173, Communicable Diseases
| Pre-approval needed from state or local health department. Send documented approval to NPHL@unmc.edu or call (402) 559-9444.
Use to diagnose Vibrio-associated diarrhea in patients with appropriate exposure history or risk factors.
Indicate suspected organisms and available patient history, especially any recent travels, on the test request form. Maintenance media is available from Client Services.
NUlirt packing list or appropriate paperwork (completed in entirety) must accompany specimens. Test performed at the CDC. Submit all specimens to the CDC through the NPHL, NOT directly to the CDC.
For more information, please review the current clinical guidelines for Cholera testing at: https://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/specimen-submission/detail.html?CDCTestCode=CDC-10119