Yersinia Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: YERSN MIC2

Specimen Type: Fresh whole stool, Rectal swab

Tube Type: Stool container or rectal swab in Eswab transport tube

Collection Volume: Whole stool (minimum - swab)

Cause for rejection: Specimen contaminated with urine or water. Stool containing barium. Specimen sent to laboratory in diaper, or on wooden stick/tongue depressor; no swab in Eswab transport tube

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Send whole fresh stool if possible. Rectal swab may be taken if patient cannot produce stool. If physician orders stool screened for Yersinia, order the Yersinia culture separately and in addition to Enteric culture.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 72 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87046

Synonyms: Stool Culture for Yersinia

Specimen Collection Procedures
Stool Specimen Collection

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