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Test Code FECCX FECES CULTURE UNUSUAL PATHOGENS

Important Note

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

This test can be added to Fecal Bacterial Pathogens by PCR for up to 96 hours after collection. 

Fecal culture is available for unusual bacterial pathogens (Aeromonas sp.,
Plesiomonas shigelloides , Yersinia enterocolitica, or Vibrio sp.). Testing for these
pathogens should be considered if PCR testing is negative and there is significant travel
history or unresolved diarrhea.

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

FECCX

LAB3626 FAH5698

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Para-Pak (Cary Blair Media) Preferred Feces Ambient 5 grams* 5 grams 0.5 grams 4 days
Sterile Container  

Ambient

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 / 2 days / Not available STAT

Method

Culture

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
In process 87046
In process 87046.91

 

Instrumentation

Manual Method

Reference Range

No Aeromonas sp., Plesiomonas, Yersinia enterocolitica, or Vibrio sp. isolated.

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