Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: March 23, 2019 @ 9:13 am

4060

Culture, Stool

Specimen:Collect:
  • Random Stool in Enteric Pathogen Transport Media

Also Acceptable:
  • Culturette-Aerobic
Submit:
  • Random Stool in Enteric Pathogen Transport Media. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Specimen will be cultured for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter jejuni, E. coli 0157:H7 and Yersinia.
    Culture for Vibrio must be requested.
    Culturette is acceptable sample
    Culturing multiple specimens provides limited yield and is not recommended. If multiple specimens are collected, always skip a day between sample collection.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Specimen not submitted at room temperature
  • Fresh stool over 2 hours old.
    Overfilled Enteric Pathogen Transport Media collection vial
Stability:Ambient: 4 Day(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Culture
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:4-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87045
  • 87046x3
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4060 - STOOL CULTURE
  • 4916 - REVIEW INDICATED
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