Stool: Campylobacter coli – Shipped May 09, 2017
A simulated stool collected from a 25 year old traveler returning from Finland was sent to category A and B laboratories. Participants were expected to identify Campylobacter coli.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M171-2
- Hydrolysis of sodium hippurate is the major test for distinguishing C. jejuni from other Campylobacter species, especially C. coli.
- MALDI-TOF has been shown to be a reliable means of identification for Campylobacter species.
- Campylobacter infections are among the most common causes of bacterial diarrhea both in the developed and developing worlds.
- Reporting to Public Health agencies is required in every province in Canada.