Stool Culture for Speciation


Sunquest Code:STSP  
Epic Code:LAB4173Epic Name:Stool Culture for Speciation
Order Instructions:Suspected organism must be listed. Enter ROAP "Rule out Aeromonas/Plesiomonas" in the SREQ field, or other organism(s) suspected in the SREQ field.
Methodology:Culture
CPT Code:87046, 87077
Test Includes:Culture for aerobic flora, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas, Staphylococcus, Bacillus
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are reported within 2 days.
Special Instructions:Other pathogens should be specifically requested: See Enteric Pathogen Panel, Clostridium difficile Culture, or Yeast Culture depending on clinical history.
Associated Links:

IDDL Stool Collection Container Guidelines



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Feces
Container:Cary Blair Transport Media or C&S (Fecal swab for low volume stools only) (Plastic Leakproof Container or Sterile Stool Transport Vial)
Collection Instructions:Collect in clean, dry bedpan or onto newspaper placed over toilet seat. Those portions of stool containing blood, pus or mucus are especially significant.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No pathogens isolated.
Use:Screen for bacterial overgrowth of potential pathogens in patients treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics; to monitor for nosocomial bacterial acquisitions on intensive care units, etc.


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