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Test ID: STL    
Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Determining whether a bacterial enteric pathogen is the cause of diarrhea


May be helpful in identifying the source of the infectious agent (eg, dairy products, poultry, water, or meat)

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
RMALDIdent by MALDI-TOF mass specNoNo
GIDBacteria IdentificationNoNo
ISAEAerobe Ident by SequencingNoNo
REFIDAdditional Identification ProcedureNoNo
SALSSerologic Agglut Method 1 IdentNoNo
SHIGSerologic Agglut Method 3 IdentNoNo
KPND1KPC and NDM PCRNo, Internal (Bill Only); Yes External (Order KPNRP)No
HODGBCarbapenamase-Modified Hodge TestNo, Internal (Bill Only); Yes External (Order HODGE)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged separately.


See Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Conventional Culture Technique
Includes Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, and Yersinia.
Note: Does not include culture for Escherichia coli O157:H7.

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Aerobic Bacteria Culture, Stool
E. coli O157:H7
Pathogen-Culture Stool
Pathogens, Aerobic Bacteria Culture, Stool
Stool Culture
Culture, Aerobic Bacteria, Stool