Listeria Infection Workup

Updated: Dec 01, 2022
  • Author: Terence Zach, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Laboratory studies that may be included in the workup are as follows:

  • Blood culture

  • Cerebrospinal fluid culture

  • Respiratory tract culture

  • Histopathology and culture of rash

  • Culture of other infected tissues

    • Joint

    • Pericardial fluid

    • Pleural fluid

    • Amniotic fluid

    • Placenta

    • Gastric aspirate


Imaging Studies

CT scanning or MRI may be useful in detecting abscesses in the brain or liver.