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Panton Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) analysis

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Panton Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) analysis
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Turnaround Time:

10 working days

Description:

This test identifies S.aureus species that carry the PVL toxin gene. Infections with this type of S.aureus might require a different type of patient management.

Vessels and Containers:

Eppendorf tube

Sample Requirements:

Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus will be accepted in screw cap microcentrifuge tubes labelled with 3 patient identifiers and accompanying paperwork

How result is reported:

Results that are not distributed digitally will be posted to the address provided on the request.

Important Information:

Sensitivity Panton-Valentine leucocidin toxin (PVL): 100 copies/ul Staphylococcus aureus: 100 copies/ul The analytical sensitivity has been determined by limit dilution. This sensitivity has been shown in repeated assays with reproducibility over 95% Specificity Panton-Valentine leucocidin toxin (PVL): PVL gene Staphylococcus aureus: NUC gene Specificity validation has been performed according to experimental assays and BLAST analysis

Alias:

PVL

Transportation and Handling:

Specimens in transit should comply with UN3373 under ADR (The European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road).

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

Within one month of submission of sample