Specimen Requirements

Title

CULTURE, STOOL

Specimen Requirement

Collect fresh stool in stool culture transport vials for enteric C&S. Diapers are not acceptable. If more than one culture order, specimen must be collected 24 hours apart. If pathogens other than Campylobacter, Salmonella, E.coli 157:H7, or Shigella are suspected, indicate on requisition.

Methodology

Conventional culture technique

Stability

Room Temp: 72 hours

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

3-4 days

Clinical Use

The culture isolates and identifies significant pathogens responsible for gastro-intestinal related infections.

Test Code

STCUL