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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. Stool stored >2 hours at room temperature or stool stored >24 hours at 2-8C
Storage:
Ambient. Stool should be stored <2 hours at room temperature or stool stored <24 hours at 2-8C
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:
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