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8631: Escherichia coli O157, Culture Print View
E. coli O157 Culture 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   Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)  
  Rectal swab Amies gel   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  

Infection by Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) can cause self-limiting diarrhea to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Serotype O157:H7, the most frequently isolated, has been isolated in large food outbreaks and sporadic cases.

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 parasitology transport vial Methodology: Culture and Serologic Confirmation Transport Temperature: Room temperature If culture is "Isolated", identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077, 87147).






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