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STOOL CULTURE

Test Name  STOOL CULTURE 
Mnemonic  STC 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   87427,87045,87046 x2 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  Clean, dry container; Carey-blair transport vial; rectal swab 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Specimen: Unpreserved stool specimen in a clean dry container; Carey-blair transport vial; Rectal swab with visible stool in culturette with wet sponge. Unacceptable conditions: Leaking containers, multiple samples within 24 hours, dry specimens, unpreserved specimens older than 1 hour Stability: Unpreserved Ambient: 1 hour Carey-blair transport vial Ambient: 3 days  
Preferred Volume   
Minimum Volume   
Stability   
Reject Criteria   
Component  STOOL CULTURE CHARGE STOOL ADDITIONAL PLATE CHARGE STOOL ADDITIONAL PLATE2 EHEC (Shiga toxins) 
Methodology  Standard culture procedures; EIA for Shiga toxins 
Units   
Reference Range    
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information   
Performed   
Reported   Preliminary 1 day; final 2 days 
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