Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Salmonella Antigen Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is conducted for the qualitative detection of Salmonella typhi antigens in stool to aid in the diagnosis of Salmonella typhi infection.

Synonyms

N/A

Patient Preparation

The patient is not subjected to any restrictions

Sample Type

Stool

Sample volume

2g with a minimum of 1g

Sample collection Container

Sterile container

Sample collection instructions

Specimen must be collected in container with no detergents, preservatives or transport media.

Sample storage

stored at room temperature or refrigerated (2-30C)

Reference range

1:20 to 1.60 antigen titer level.

Results Turnaround

1 days after receipt of samples.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Detection of Salmonella spp. in stool samples is associated with diagnosis of typhoid fever or salmonellosis in persons