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10019: Salmonella and Shigella, Culture Print View
Salmonella/Shigella, Cult CULTURE  Not isolated   

PRIMARY
1 Stool Cary-Blair Media 1 (1) g   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Rectal swab Amies gel   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  Rectal swab Cary blair   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)  

Salmonella and Shigella represent two of the most common bacterial causes of diarrhea. If other common causes of diarrhea are suspected, they must be ordered individually. For many patients, the cause of gastrointestinal infection is not identified.

Collect in clean, dry container and then transfer a minimum
of 1 gram or 1 mL into a Cary-Blair stool culture transport
medium. Fluid level should reach line on vial.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87045

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Unpreserved at any temperature; frozen specimens in Cary-Blair stool culture transport medium; expired transport medium; specimen in diaper or parasitology transport vial If culture is "Isolated", identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077 and/or 87147 or 87140 or 87143 or 87149). Antibiotic susceptibilites are only performed when appropriate (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186). Methodology: Bacterial Culture, Aerobic Isolation and Identification Procedures






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