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5701: Stool Routine Culture w/reflex Susceptibility Print View
Specimen Source      
Preliminary Culture CULTURE  By Report   

PRIMARY
1 Stool Cary-Blair Media 2 (1) g   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS./// 
ALTERNATE
  Culturette/Swab   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Determine the etiologic agent of infectious diarrhea.

Collect 1-2 grams of fresh stool specimen after onset of
symptoms. Preserve in enteric transport media (Cary Blair)
immediately. Rectal swabs from infants and patients with
active diarrhea are acceptable.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days


Notes
CPT Code: 87045, 87046 1. Submit three stool specimens collected one per day for three days. A single stool specimen may not exclude bacterial pathogens as a cause of diarrhea. Patients who develop diarrhea while hospitalized and more than 72 hours after admission should be tested for Clostridium difficile by detection of either Toxin A or B or both (test code #7670). 2. This assay is for the screening of Salmonella, Shigella, and Campylobacter. 3. For other stool pathogens, the following assays are available: #5702 Yersinia Culture #5640 Escherichia coli 0157:H7 Culture #5700 Comprehensive Stool Culture 4. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing on significant stool pathogens will be performed at an additional charge.






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