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941 Culture, Stool (Comprehensive) - Central Ca Only

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Stool
48 Hours
Normal flora, No growth

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Stool
Container: Sterile Container
Temperature: Refrigerated

Method

Culture

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

3-5 Days

Instructions/Notes

1-2 mL fresh stool specimen in a sterile screw cap leak-proof container or in Cary Blair transport media. Ambient or Refrigerated 24hrs

Clinical Utility

The detection of pathogens, such as Salmonella and shigella, that are important for treatment and infection control.

CPT Codes

87015, 87045, 87046, 87427, 87899

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