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87948-6Clostridium botulinum [Presence] in Stool by Organism specific cultureActive

Part Descriptions

LP20795-8   Clostridium botulinum
Clostridium botulinum is a bacterium that produces the toxin botulin , the causative agent in botulism. It is included in the genus Clostridium , a major group of Gram-positive forms. C. botulinum was first recognized and isolated in 1896 by Emile van Ermengem and is commonly found in soil. These rod-shaped organisms grow best in low-oxygen conditions. They form spores that allow them to survive in a dormant state until exposed to conditions that can support their growth. Subtypes:Each of the seven subtypes of C. botulinum produces a different botulin toxin. These are labeled with letters and are called A to G types. Types C and D are not human pathogens. A mouse protection test determines the type of C. botulinum present using monoclonal antibodies. In the United States, outbreaks are primarily due to types A or B, which are found in soil, or type E, which is found in fish. Optimum temperature for types A and B is 35-40° C. Minimum pH is 4.6. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Clostridium botulinum (Wikipedia)

LP20795-8   Clostridium botulinum
A species of anaerobic, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae that produces proteins with characteristic neurotoxicity. It is the etiologic agent of BOTULISM in humans, wild fowl, HORSES; and CATTLE. Seven subtypes (sometimes called antigenic types, or strains) exist, each producing a different botulinum toxin (BOTULINUM TOXINS). The organism and its spores are widely distributed in nature. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

LP6429-7   Organism specific culture
An organism-specific culture contains nutrients that optimize the growth of a specific organism and inhibitors that prevent the growth of competing organisms. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Clostridium botulinum
Organism specific culture

Additional Names

Short Name
C bot Stl Ql Cult
Display Name
C. botulinum Org specific cx Ql (Stl)
Consumer Name Alpha
Clostridium botulinum culture, Stool

Example Answer List LL744-4

Source: Regenstrief Institute

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Detected LA11882-0
Not detected LA11883-8

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Last Updated
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LG41628-5 Clostridium botulinum

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zh-CNChinese (China)
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Clostridium botulinum:aanwezigheid:moment:feces:ordinaal:organisme-specifieke kweek
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Clostridium botulinum:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Selles:Ordinal:Culture spécifique de microorganisme
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Clostridium botulinum:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Selles:Ordinal:Culture spécifique à un microorganisme
fr-FRFrench (France)
Clostridium botulinum:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Selles:Qualitatif:Culture spécifique
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Clostridium botulinum:PrThr:Pt:Feci:Ord:Organismo, coltura specifica
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Clostridium botulinum:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Фекалии:Пор:Культура специфичного оранизма
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Clostridium botulinum:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Heces:Ordinal:Cultivo específico del organismo
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Clostridium botulinum:PrThr:Punto temporal:Heces:Ord:Cultivos especíificos
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Clostridium botulinum:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Dışkı:Srl:Etken spesifik kültür

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