Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Botulism (Botulism Toxin)

Test Name: Botulism (Botulism Toxin)
Alternate Name(s): Stool Culture for Botulism
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Stool
Implicated food
Serum-5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Contact and clear order through Medical Microbiolgist before collecting sample.

Collect sample in a sterile container.

Collect blood aseptically in a sterile Vacutainer tube.

Prior to submission of a sample, the Public Health Laboratory must be notified. Please call:
613-957-0902
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to the Public Health Laboratory.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
3 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Botulism is a reportable disease.
Special Processing:  
Comments: For more information please visit:

Public Health Agency of Canada's website then click on "Botulism".
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection. If the transport time exceeds 24 hours, the specimen will only be tested if appropriate.
System Codes: 
Cerner
STLC-then specify Botulism
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul