Test Code STL Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool
Reporting NameEnteric Pathogens Culture, Stool
Determining whether a bacterial enteric pathogen is the cause of diarrhea
May be helpful in identifying the source of the infectious agent (eg, dairy products, poultry, water, or meat)
|Test ID||Reporting Name||Available Separately||Always Performed|
|RMALD||Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec||No||No|
|ISAE||Aerobe Ident by Sequencing||No||No|
|REFID||Additional Identification Procedure||No||No|
|SALS||Serologic Agglut Method 1 Ident||No||No|
|SHIG||Serologic Agglut Method 3 Ident||No||No|
|KPND1||KPC and NDM PCR||No, Internal (Bill Only); Yes External (Order KPNRP)||No|
|HODGB||Carbapenamase-Modified Hodge Test||No, Internal (Bill Only); Yes External (Order HODGE)||No|
When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged separately.
See Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Special Instructions.
Conventional Culture Technique
Includes Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, and Yersinia.
Note: Does not include culture for Escherichia coli O157:H7.
Performing LaboratoryMayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester
Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of collection.
Container/Tube: Commercially available transport system specific for recovery of enteric pathogens from fecal specimens (15 mL of non-nutritive transport medium containing phenol red as a pH indicator, either Cary-Blair, Para-Pak C and S, or buffered glycerol saline)
Specimen Volume: Representative portion of stool
Additional Information: If Vibrio is suspected, order VIBC / Vibrio Culture, Stool.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Specimen Stability Information
|Fecal||Ambient (preferred)||72 hours|
Reject Due To
Specimen >72 hours
No growth of pathogens
Day(s) and Time(s) Performed
Monday through Sunday; Continuously
CPT Code Information
87045-Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool-with isolation and preliminary examination
87046 x 3-Stool Culture Aerobic Bacteria, each
87077-Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec (if appropriate)
87077-Bacteria Identification (if appropriate)
87153-Aerobe Ident by Sequencing (if appropriate)
87077-Additional Identification Procedure (if appropriate)
87147 x 5-Serologic Agglut Method 1 Ident (if appropriate)
87147 x 5-Serologic Agglut Method 3 Ident (if appropriate)
87798 x 2-KPC and NDM PCR (if appropriate)
87185-Carbapenemase Detection, Modified Hodge Test (if appropriate)
LOINC Code Information
|Result ID||Reporting Name||LOINC Code|
|STL||Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool||625-4|