Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)
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)
Vibrio species are usually associated with infection when isolated. Infections caused by Vibrio species fall into three categories: intestinal, wound and systemic infections in persons with pre-existing diseases.
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.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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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
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).