Culture for Isolation of Pathogenic Leptospira spp., Leptospira spp.
Volume/Quantity:≥ 0.5 mL
Schedule of Collection:5-10 days after onset of symptoms
Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:Collection: Acquire 2 tubes of EMJH or Korthof’s medium (to be requested by referring/requesting laboratory) : Aseptically inoculate 0.5 ml of sample into each tube. If quantity is not sufficient, inoculate into one tube only. : Wrap with opaque material -preferably an aluminum foil (keep away from light).
Storage: Store at Room Temperature, in closed compartment (e.g., cabinet) for ≤ 24 hours
Handling: Observe Triple Packaging Guidelines
Transport: Transport within 24 hours at Room Temperature
Running Day:Monday to Friday
Cut off Day and Time:Not Applicable
Turnaround Time:12 weeks
*Free of charge if coordinated/reported to RESU/PESU/CESU/MESU and accompanied with PIDSR form