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Stool Culture for Bacterial Pathogens

Order Name C STOOL RT
Test Number: 6001075
Revision Date 02/20/2017
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Stool Culture for Bacterial Pathogens
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 3mL Stool, Random ETM or Cary Blair container Refrigerated
Instructions Collect fresh stool in ETM (red cap) or Cary Blair container - Add enough stool to fill container to indicator line within 2 hours of collection and keep refrigerated.
Stability in transport media: 72 hours Refrigerated.
Refer to the Mircrobiology page in the Specimen Collection section of our service guide for more information on Stool Collection Containers.
Testing Schedule Sunday - Saturday 
Expected TAT 1-3 Days  
Clinical Use Detection of Bacterial Pathogens in Stool including Shiga Toxin. 
Notes 4/26/16 Please update the order code from 6002450 to 6001075
CPT Code(s) 87045; 87046, 87015, 87899X2
Lab Section Microbiology