Vibrio cholera (Foods and Oysters) – Detection

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #:  MAQ0117A 

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)

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


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
Interferences/Limitations 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