Salmonella spp

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Salmonella are gram-negative, flagellated, facultative intracellular, anaerobic bacilli with O, H and Vi surface antigens. Once ingested, Salmonella survives the gastric acid barrier and penetrates the epithelial cells of the small and large intestines. The invasion of the epithelial cells stimulates the release of cytokines and a subsequent inflammatory response leading to diarrhea and possible ulceration of the mucosa.[NCBI Books: 8435] Antibodies to Salmonella are the body's defense when the bacteria is outside of its host cell which occurs at the initial infection and when the bacillus moves from cell to cell. There is a 10 minute window of opportunity when the Salmonella bacillus leaves the macrophage to invade another. During that time, antibodies and complement work to eradicate the bacilli, but some of the extracellular bacilli will evade attack and enter another host cell. Studies have shown that vaccines play an important role in the fight against typhoid fever

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Purpose of the test

The primary objective of the Salmonella spp. test is to swiftly detect the presence of Salmonella spp. in samples. Salmonella enterica infection in humans can lead to various clinical symptoms, and the test aims to provide a rapid diagnosis to facilitate timely treatment and prevent complications.

Who Should Get Tested

Individuals exhibiting clinical symptoms caused by Salmonella enterica infection should be tested. This includes symptoms of typhoid, caused by serotypes Typhi and Paratyphi of Salmonella enterica, and other clinical manifestations like diarrheal diseases caused by non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS). The test is especially crucial for individuals in regions with a high prevalence of these infections, including adults infected with HIV and young children in certain parts of Africa.

Preparing for the Test
Fasting
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Depending on the type of cholesterol test, you may be required to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test. This means avoiding all food and drinks except water. Fasting is usually required for a lipid panel, which measures LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Medications
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Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements, as they can affect your test results.
Alcohol
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Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before the test, as alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.
Exercise
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Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours before the test, as this can also affect cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Smoking
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Avoid smoking or using any nicotine products for at least 30 minutes before the test, as they can temporarily increase cholesterol levels.
Follow instructions
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Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as the time of day to take the test or any dietary restrictions.
Interpreting Test Results

A positive result indicates the presence of Salmonella spp. in the sample, confirming the infection. This would necessitate appropriate medical intervention. A negative result suggests the absence of the bacteria, but it's essential to consider other diagnostic tests and clinical symptoms before ruling out an infection. The rapid and accurate diagnosis provided by the test can reduce the risk of complications and shorten the treatment duration.

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