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10108: Salmonella/Shigella/Campylobacter, Culture and Shiga Toxin, EIA with Reflex to Escherichia coli, Culture Print View
Salmonella/Shigella, Cult CULTURE  Not isolated   
Campylobacter Culture   Not isolated   
Shiga Toxins, EIA   Not detected   

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

Salmonella, Shigella, and Campylobacter are considered pathogens when isolated from clinical specimens. Identification of these organisms is important for treatment and infection control. The Shiga toxin assay detects toxins produced by enterohemorrhagic E. coli and other enteric organisms which have been isolated from patients who have hemorrhagic colitis with or without hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS).

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 Codes
87045,87046,87427

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 Methodology: Bacterial Culture, Aerobic Isolation and Identification Procedures, Broth Enhanced Enzyme Immunoassay If culture is "Isolated", identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077 or 87140 or 87143 or 87147 or 87149). Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186). If Shiga Toxin is "Detected", then a reflex to culture for E. coli O157 will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87046).






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