Name: Culture, Stool, Vibrio
Test Name: Culture, Stool, Vibrio
Health Link Test Code: HCVIBC
LIS Test Code: VIBC
CPT Code(s): 87046; Additionial CPT codes may be added for processing, identification, and susceptibility testing.
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: Preliminary report: 1 day. Final report: 2 days minimum.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.
The patient should be cautioned against the use of antacids, barium, bismuth, antidiarrheal medication or oily laxatives prior to the collection of the specimen.
Collection Container: Para-Pak® Culture & Sensitivity (C & S) kit (orange cap)
Also Acceptable: Cairy-Blair transport media, Sterile screw cap container
Pass stool into a clean, dry bedpan. Do not use toilet paper to collect stool. It may be impregnated with barium salts which may be inhibitory. Transfer stool to a Para-Pak Culture & Sensitivity (C&S) kit (orange cap). Check expiration date on Para-Pak kit prior to transfer. If past expiration, do not use.
If sending fresh stool in a sterile container send minimum of 6 mL of stool.
If sending stool in Para-Pak Culture & Sensitivity (C&S) kit fill to red fill line indicated on vial (~3-4 mL of stool).
Collection Volume: See collection instructions.
Unpreserved: 2 hours
Para-Pak/Cary-Blair: up to 4 days
Para-Pak/Cary Blair: up to 4 days
Sample Analyzed: Stool
Transport to UWHC Microbiology Laboratory within 2 hours of collection (unpreserved). Specimens collected in Para-Pak Culture and Sensitivity (C&S) kit (orange cap) or Cary-Blair transport media should be transported within 4 days.
Specimens on patients hospitalized more than 3 days are not acceptable. LIMIT: One specimen every 24 hours.
Negative for Vibrio
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Requires history of recent exposure to salt water or raw seafood.
Because these agents do not cause hospital acquired infections, specimens on patients who have been hospitalized greater than 3 days will require approval of the Director of Microbiology or Pathology Resident.
Also order Culture, Stool and Shiga toxin for other stool pathogens.
Positive tests are called to a health care provider.