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When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged separately. Includes Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, and Yersinia.
Note: Does not include culture for Escherichia coli O157:H7.
See Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Special Instructions.
Specimen must arrive within 96 hours of collection.
Specimen Type: Preserved Stool
Container/Tube: Commercially available transport system specific for recovery of enteric pathogens from fecal specimens (15 mL of non-nutritive transport medium containing phenol red as a pH indicator, either Cary-Blair or Para-Pak C and S)
Specimen Volume: Representative portion of stool specimen
Collection Instructions: Collect fresh stool and submit 1 gram or 5 mL in container with transport medium.
Additional Information: If Vibrio is suspected, order VIBC / Vibrio Culture, Stool.
Specimen >96 hours
|Fecal||Ambient (preferred)||4 days|