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Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Mar;18(3):484-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1803.111266.

Culturing stool specimens for Campylobacter spp., Pennsylvania, USA.

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Founders 7-046, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283, USA.

Abstract

In 2010, we surveyed 176 clinical laboratories in Pennsylvania regarding stool specimen testing practices for enteropathogens, including Campylobacter spp. Most (96.3%) routinely test for Campylobacter spp. In 17 (15.7%), a stool antigen test is the sole method for diagnosis. We recommend that laboratory practice guidelines for Campylobacter spp. testing be developed.

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PMID:
22377086
PMCID:
PMC3309580
DOI:
10.3201/eid1803.111266
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