Cholera

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

Diarrhoea

Faeces MCS and antigen; 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.