Culture, Stool

Test Name Culture, Stool
Test Code 256
CPT Code(s) 87045, 87046×4
Preferred Requirement(s) 2g of stool – Cary-Blair Media
Transport Temperature A=48hours, R=48hours
Methodology Culture
Days Performed Mon-Sun
Special Instructions Transfer enough stool to bring the fluid level up to the “Fill To” line. Do not overfill. Stool must be mixed thoroughly with the liquid in the vial. Transport to lab the same day of collection.
Components Screening for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Yersinia, Aeomonas, Vibrio, E.Coli 0157, Pleisiomonas
Comments Fresh stool in sterile container is accepted but not optimal for recovery of pathogens.
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