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4475: Campylobacter, Culture Print View
Campylobacter Culture   Not isolated   

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

Campylobacter is considered a pathogen when isolated from clinical specimens. Its indentification is important for control and treatment. Campylobacter jejuni is the most common pathogenic Campylobacter isolated from stool. Other Campylobacter species have also been associated with gastroenteritis.

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
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: Unpreserved at any temperature; frozen specimens in Cary-Blair stool culture transport medium; expired transport medium; specimen in a diaper or parasitology transport vial Transport Temperature: Room Temperature If culture is "Isolated", identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077 or 87147 or 87143 or 87149 or 87140). Methodology: Bacterial Culture, Aerobic Isolation and Identification Procedures






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