Stool: Vibrio parahaemolyticus – Shipped November 4, 2019 FINAL RESULT
A simulated stool sample collected from a 45 year old male who had eaten shellfish on the west coast was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M193-3
- Gastrointestinal disease is associated with the consumption of raw shellfish or food that has been prepared with or exposed to contaminated water or seafood
- Vibrio parahaemolyticus is not detected by commercial enteric molecular panels; culture is required for diagnosis