Innovation Through Pioneering Technology SM


Call us today 800-522-5052

For billing information:

Test Compendium

4020: Culture, Stool

Test Code

  • 4020

Test Synonym

  • STCULT, STOOL FOR ENTERIC PATHOGENS

Volume

  • 2 g

Specimen Requirements

  • Stool

Container

  • Cary Blair w/ Indicator (Remel) Transport, Swab

Storage

  • Ambient Or Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 87045, 87046
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 2 Grams of stool in Cary Blair transport media. Rectal swabs in Stuarts or Amies transport medium also acceptable. Also acceptable is the Orange Cap Para- Pak C & S for enteric pathogens

Additional Information

  • Stool culture for Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, Campylobactor and E. Coli 0157:H7.

Specimen Stability

  • 72 hours (Cary Blair) 48 hours (Swab) 96 hours (Orange Cap Para-Pak for enteric pathogens)