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Test Code FECBD FECAL BACTERIAL PATHOGENS BY PCR

Important Note

The sample must be received in the lab within 2 hours if submitted in a sterile container. Acceptable in Cary Blair media for 4 days.

Microbiology testing for bacterial fecal pathogens (Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter,
and Shiga toxin producing E.coli)  testing will be performed using the BD Max instrument and results will be available within 24 hours.
 

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

FECBD

LAB3625 FAH5693

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Para-Pak (Carey Blair Media) (preferred) Feces Ambient 5 grams* 5 grams 0.5 grams 4 days
Sterile Container Feces Refrigerate 5 grams* 5 grams 0.5 grams 2 hours

*About the size of a walnut or 2 tablespoons.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / 1 day / Not available STAT

Method

Nucleic Acid Amplification

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Fecal Bacterial Pathogens PCR 87505

 

Instrumentation

BD Max

Reference Range

No Salmonella spp. DNA detected.
No Shigella spp. or Enteroinvasive E.coli DNA detected.
No Campylobacter spp. (jejuni or coli) DNA detected.
No shiga toxin producing genes detected.

Section

Microbiology-1

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

LOINC Code Information

In process

Aliases:

Enteric