Enteric

​Giardia trophozoites - trichrome stain
The Enteric laboratory provides a State wide enteric bacteriology and parasitology service. The laboratory is located at the QEII Medical Centre and provides a range of general and specialist services including comprehensive Salmonella Typing.  A number of other enteric pathogens can be further characterised for medical and public health epidemiological purposes.
 
Faecal samples can be analysed for the presence of:
 
  • Salmonella spp and Shigella spp
  • Campylobacter spp
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Aeromonas spp
  • Vibrio spp
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • E. coli O-157
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Listeria spp
  • Staphylococcus spp
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • pathogenic and non-pathogenic parasites
  • Occult blood
Human ectoparasites can also be submitted for identification including Phthirus pubis (pubic louse), Pediculus capitus (head louse), Pediculus corporis (body louse) and Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies mite)
 

Page last updated: 12 Apr 2016