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Stool Culture -  Enteric Pathogens  

SIM 22607 
CPT 87045, 87427, 87046 
Synonyms Stool Culture W/ Salm/Shig/Campy/STEC  
Specimen Type Stool, Rectal Swabs 
Leakproof container, Culturette
Collection Instructions
Leaky specimens will be discarded.
5 gms
Additional Information
Includes Salmonella , Shigella ,Campylobacter Culture and Shiga Toxin EIA
Patient Preparation
Avoid use of antibiotics prior to collection
Specimen Processing Instructions
Transport Requirements
Room Temp
Specimen Stability Refrigerate  
Rejection Criteria
Urine contamination. Mislabeled or misidentified specimens
Reference Range
Negative for Salmonella, Shigella , Campylobacter, Shiga Toxin
Critical Value STEC Positive Notification Required. 
Test Includes Isolation and Identification of Salmonella,Shigella and Campylobacter.  Sensitivity testing performed on Salmonella and Shigella.  Shiga Toxin I/II EIA 
Methodology Culture and EIA 
Testing Frequency Daily for Culture /  MWF for EIA 
Reviewed By Frankie Rice 
Reviewed Date 2/13/2018  

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