Table 2

Infectious disease screening

Blood tests
  • Cytomegalovirus.

  • Epstein-Barr virus.

  • Hepatitis A┬ávirus.

  • Hepatitis B virus.

  • Hepatitis C virus.

  • Hepatitis E virus.

  • Syphilis.

  • HIV-1 and HIV-2.

  • Entamoeba histolytica.

  • Human T-lymphotropic virus types I and II antibodies.

  • Strongyloides stercoralis.

Faecal tests
  • Detection of C. difficile.

  • Detection of enteric pathogens, including Salmonella, Shigella.

  • Campylobacter, Escherichia coli O157 H7, Yersinia, Vancomycin-resistant enterococci, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Gram-negative mutidrug-resistant bacteria.

  • Norovirus.

  • Antigens and/or acid fast staining for Giardia sp and Cryptosporidium sp.

  • Protozoa (including Blastocystis hominis) and helminths.