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E. coli 0157 Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
EC157 / MIC2
Specimen Type:
Stool
Tube Type:
Stool Container
Collection Volume:
Whole Stool or rectal collected using Eswab
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
Culture
Special Instructions:
Collect whole stool (minimum - swab) and place in a Stool container, or Rectal swab in Eswab transport tube if patient cannot produce stool.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8412
TAT:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
Additional Info:
NOTE: This culture is for E. coli 0157 only. For other stool pathogens including E. coli 0157, please order Enteric culture (LAB223).
CPT Code:
87046
Synonyms:
Stool culture