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17460: Aeromonas and Plesiomonas Culture, Stool Print View
Aeromonas, Plesiomonas Cult CULTURE     

PRIMARY
1 Stool Cary-Blair Media 5 (1) g   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Stool   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  

Infection with Aeromonas spp. can result in a mild, self-limiting diarrheal disease as well as a spectrum of intestinal diseases ranging from acute dysentery to chronic watery diarrhea persisting for weeks or months. Aeromonas spp. can cause acute diarrhea in children and traveler's diarrhea in adults. Sources of infection are commonly found to include exposure to freshwater sources or many cold-and warm-blooded vertebrates. Plesiomonas shigelloides is a significant cause of both locally acquired and traveler's diarrhea that may respond to antimicrobial therapy. Infection with P. shigelloides can result in gastrointestinal disturbances, typically presenting as either a secretory diarrhea or colitis-like infection. Plesiomonads commonly are found in freshwater sources and colonizing or infecting reptiles and cold- blooded vertebrate such as lizards, snakes, and frogs.

Pass stool into a clean, dry container; then, transfer to
enteric transport medium. Rectal swabs are less reliable
for detecting enteric pathogens.
Setup Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87046

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: Received refrigerated; Received frozen Reference range: No Aeromonas or Plesiomonas isolated Transport Temperature: Room temperature If culture is positive, an identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT: 87077 or 87140 or 87147 or 87149). Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT: 87181, 87184, 87185, 87186).






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