Cholera

Last updated: Tuesday, 27, July, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Diarrhoea

Faeces - microscopy, culture and antigen detection; if cholera is suspected, the laboratory should be informed to ensure that specific culture for Vibrio cholerae is performed.The organism may not be isolated if only routine culture methods are used.

Water and electrolyte imbalance

  • Hypokalaemia
  • Dehydration
  • Metabolic acidosis
Electrolytes, urea, creatinine.