M193-3

Stool: Vibrio parahaemolyticus – Shipped November 4, 2019 FINAL RESULT

HISTORY

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

  1. Gastrointestinal disease is associated with the consumption of raw shellfish or food that has been prepared with or exposed to contaminated water or seafood
  2. Vibrio parahaemolyticus is not detected by commercial enteric molecular panels; culture is required for diagnosis

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