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4487: Yersinia, Culture Print View
Yersinia Culture 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   Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  

Yersinia enterocolitica causes a variety of symptoms depending upon the age of the patient. In children, symptoms often include fever, abdominal pain, and bloody diarrhea.

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 diaper or parasitiology transport vial Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Bacterial Culture, Aerobic Isolation and Identification Procedures 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).






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