STL - Overview: Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: STL    
Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool

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
KPND1KPC and NDM PCRNo, Internal (Bill Only); Yes External (Order KPNRP)No
CARNBCarbapenemase-Carba NP TestNo, Internal (Bill Only): Yes External (Order CARNP)No
OXVM1OXA-48 and VIM PCRNo, Internal (Bill Only); Yes External (Order OXVRP)No
GNRGGram-Negative Resistance Genes, PCRNo, Internal; Yes External No
GIDBacteria IdentificationNo, (Bill Only)No
ISAEAerobe Ident by SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No
REFIDAdditional Identification ProcedureNo, (Bill Only)No
SALSSerologic Agglut Method 1 IdentNo, (Bill Only)No
SHIGSerologic Agglut Method 3 IdentNo, (Bill Only)No
RMALDIdent by MALDI-TOF mass specNo, (Bill Only)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. Reportable pathogens include: Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, and Yersinia.

Note: Does not include culture for Escherichia coli O157:H7. All bacterial isolates worked up, to rule in or out as a pathogen, will be billed for work performed and resources consumed.


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

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


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
Pathogen-Culture Stool
Pathogens, Aerobic Bacteria Culture, Stool
Stool Culture
Culture, Aerobic Bacteria, Stool