• Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

Enteric Bacteriology

Enteric Bacteriology Laboratory is the National Reference Laboratory for Enteric Bacteria. We provide our services to state and private sector.



  1. Isolation and identification of enteric bacteria from clinical specimens
  2. Identification of enteric bacteria from isolates
  3. antibiotic susceptibility testing
  4. Salmonella and Shigella serotyping on isolates
  5. Screening of food handlers
  6. Outbreak  investigation


Microbiological identification and/or serotyping:

  1. Salmonella
  2. Shigella
  3. Campylobacter
  4. Vibrio cholerae
  5. Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  6. Standard Agglutination Test for Salmonella
  7. Brucella antibody test
  8. ASOT
  9. Helicobactor pylori IgM in serum
  10. Standard Agglutination Test for Salmonella
  11. Brucella antibody test
  12. ASOT
  13. zHelicobactor pylori IgM in serum


 Quality Control:

Participation in the WHO Global Foodborne Infections Network External Quality Assurance System (EQAS)



Serological assays:

  1. Standard Agglutination Test for Salmonella
  2. Standard Agglutination Test for Brucella abortus and B.melitensis
  3. Anti-Streptolysin O Titre (ASOT)
  4. Helicobactor pylori IgM/ IgG in serum
  5. Monospot test for Infectious Mononucleosis
  6. Weil-Felix test for rickettssial diseases


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