- 87046 - QTY (1)
- Aeromonas Culture
- Culture for Aeromonas and Plesiomonas
- Plesiomonas Culture
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
|Volume||Type||Container||Collect Temperature||Transport Temperature||Special Instructions|
|5 mL||Stool||Other||Refrigerated||To optimize recovery, transfer stool into Cary-Blair transport media (Oracle # 1124361) immediately after collection and prior to transport. Alternatively, stool may be transported in a sterile container if received within 2 h of collection.|
|Refrigerated||Preserved (Cary-Blair Transport Media):72 hours; Unpreserved: 2 hours|
Sun - Sat
|Sex||Age From||Age To||Type||Range||Range Unit|
|Negative for Aeromonas and Plesiomonas|
Transfer stool into Cary-Blair transport media (Oracle # 1124361) immediately after collection and prior to transport. Alternatively, stool may be transported in a sterile container if received within 2 h of collection. If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge. Identification CPT codes that may apply include: 87077, 87153. Antimicrobial susceptibilities are performed when indicated, and the following CPT codes may apply: 87181, 87184, 87186.
Routine stool culture has been replaced with a molecular assay (STLPCR) detecting Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter jejuni/coli, & Shiga-toxin producing genes (submit stool in Cary-Blair or sterile container). Vibrio is screened for with a separate culture order (VIBCUL). Yersinia is screened for with a separate culture order (YERCUL). Requests for testing on patients who have been in the hospital >3 days will be rejected since there is a low likelihood of the enteric pathogens screened for in this test causing diarrhea in this population.