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Enteric Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories - : Microbiology

Test ID :
Test Workstation :
Specimen Type:
250mg (pea sized amount) of solid stool or 0.5 mL liquid stool in sterile container or in Cary-Blair medium.
Cause for Rejection:
Reject if Stool is >2 hours at room temperature, or >24 hours at 28C or Frozen. Sticks left in container will dry out stool.
Refrigerated 2-8 C for <24 hours.
Mon-Sun (0700-1600)
Culture, Immunochromatographic Assay
Special Instructions:
Enteric culture screens primarily for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter and Shiga toxins 1&2 (which includes Ecoli 0157:H7 and other non0157 STEC serogroups). If physician orders stool screened for Yersinia or Vibrio, these cultures are ordered separately and in addition to Enteric culture.
4 days
CPT Code:
87045,87899 x2
Stool Culture; Culture for Enteric pathogens
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