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|
|CARNB||Carbapenemase-Carba NP Test||No, Internal (Bill Only): Yes External (Order CARNP)||No|
When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged separately. Includes Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, and Yersinia.
Note: Does not include culture for Escherichia coli O157:H7.
See Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Special Instructions.
Conventional Culture Technique
Performing LaboratoryMayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester
Specimen must arrive within 96 hours of collection.
Specimen Type: Preserved Stool
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 or Para-Pak C and S)
Specimen Volume: Representative portion of stool specimen
Collection Instructions: Collect fresh stool and submit 1 gram or 5 mL in container with transport medium.
Additional Information: If Vibrio is suspected, order VIBC / Vibrio Culture, Stool.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Specimen Stability Information
|Fecal||Ambient (preferred)||4 days|
Reject Due To
Specimen >96 hours
No growth of pathogens
Day(s) and Time(s) Performed
Monday through Sunday
Test ClassificationThis test uses a standard method. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.
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 3-Serologic Agglut Method 1 Ident (if appropriate)
87147 x 4-Serologic Agglut Method 3 Ident (if appropriate)
87798 x 2-KPC and NDM PCR (if appropriate)
87185-Carbapenemase Detection, Modified Hodge Test (if appropriate)
87185-Carbapenemase Detection-Carba NP Test (if appropriate)
LOINC Code Information
|Test ID||Test Order Name||Order LOINC Code|
|STL||Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool||In Process|
|Result ID||Test Result Name||Result LOINC Code|
|STL||Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool||625-4|