Specimen Requirements

Title

CULTURE, YERSINIA

Specimen Requirement

Collect 10 mL of stool in enteric C&S transport container. Contact Laboratory for supplies.

Methodology

Conventional culture technique including selective CIN media.

Stability

Room Temp: 72 hours

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

3 weeks.

Clinical Use

Aids in the diagnosis of diarrhea caused by Yersinia enterocolitica which can be acquired be the ingestion of contaminated food or water.

Test Code

Contact Lab