The 2015-2016 Winter issue of our newsletter Connections is available online.
Yeast Screen Survey: 1601 – Shipped 18 January 2016 1601YA: Prototheca wickerhamii 1601YB: Candida albicans 1601YC: Candida glabrata
Gram – Wound: gram negative bacilli, neutrophils — Companion to M153-3 – Shipped 02 November 2015
Catheter urine: >100 x 10ˆ6 cfu/L -Mixed flora – Shipped 02 November 2015
Stool: Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis – Shipped 02 November 2015
Stool: Clostridium difficile common antigen and toxin/toxin gene –Shipped 02 November 2015 CT153A: Positive/Positive CT153B: Negative/Negative.
Wound: Acinetobacter baumannii – Shipped 02 November 2015
Ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) Shunt CSF: Staphylococcus epidermidis –Shipped 02 November 2015
Heart valve swab: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – Shipped 02 November 2015
As the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act (HPTA) comes into full force, any laboratory working with Risk 2 or higher organisms, needs to apply for a HPTA licence.