Vibrio cholera (Foods and Oysters) – Detection

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure:  MAQ0117A



Vibrio cholera (Foods and Oysters) – Detection
Synonym(s): Vibrio cholerae
Requisition Form G-22-(Food); G-23
Test Description BAX® PCR Screen and conventional biochemical test and enrichment to isolate and identify Vibrio cholera
Pre-Approval Needed Regulatory or IDCU agent
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Food 
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Food samples and Oyster Samples

Minimum Volume/Size Required

100 grams (¼ pound)

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Place food sample in sterile zip-lock or whirlpack bag or other sterile plastic container.
  • Store on ice.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling Sample Identification must match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship samples on Ice and/or Ice Packs.
  • Samples must be shipped for overnight delivery.
  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • BAX® Real-Time PCR Screen
  • FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM)- Chapter 9
Turn-around Time 14 Days

Qualitative (presence or absence)

Common Causes for Rejection
  • insufficient specimen
  • not collected by a Registered Sanitarian
  • improperly stored
  • failure to meet shipping guidelines
Additional Information N/A

Last updated April 9, 2020