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Culture, Yersinia only
Test Code: YERSO
Synonyms/Keywords
Culture, Yersinia, Stool
Useful For
Identification of Yersinia enterocolitica only; susceptibility test is performed at an additional charge.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Stool or rectal swab Para-Pak® C&S transport media ​Other Carey based medium ​1-2 mL or 1-2 gram stool ​1 mL
Collection Processing Instructions
Stool for bacterial culture should be submitted in the C&S transport vial, only a thumbnail size portion of stool, about 1 to 2 g or 1 to 2 mL of stool should be added to the vial. Overfilling the vial will reduce recovery of stool pathogens.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Stool ​Room Temperature ​72 hours
Rejection Criteria
Specimen > 72 hours
​Grossly leaking transport
​Specimen submitted in fixative or additive
​Wooden shaft swab in transport device
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Lab Corp ​Monday through Sunday ​5 days ​Coventional Culture Technique
Reference Lab
Test Information

A single stool specimen cannot be used to rule out bacteria as a cause of diarrhea. It is recommended that two or three stool specimens, collected on separate days, be submitted to increase the probability of isolating a bacterial pathogen. Hospitalized patients who develop diarrhea while hospitalized and more than 72 hours after admission should be tested for Clostridium difficile by detection of either toxin A and/or toxin B.

Studies have shown that patients who did not have gastroenteritis or other GI symptoms on admission are unlikely to have diarrheal illness due to Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, or enterohemorrhagic E coli.

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Lab Corp ​No Yersinia Isolated
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87046 ​1
​​87186 ​1 ​​Susceptibility ​(If appropriate)
Synonyms/Keywords
Culture, Yersinia, Stool
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity Culture, Yersinia only
​Cerner ​Culture, Yersinia only
​COM ​Culture, Yersinia only
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Stool or rectal swab Para-Pak® C&S transport media ​Other Carey based medium ​1-2 mL or 1-2 gram stool ​1 mL
Collection Processing Instructions
Stool for bacterial culture should be submitted in the C&S transport vial, only a thumbnail size portion of stool, about 1 to 2 g or 1 to 2 mL of stool should be added to the vial. Overfilling the vial will reduce recovery of stool pathogens.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Stool ​Room Temperature ​72 hours
Rejection Criteria
Specimen > 72 hours
​Grossly leaking transport
​Specimen submitted in fixative or additive
​Wooden shaft swab in transport device
Useful For
Identification of Yersinia enterocolitica only; susceptibility test is performed at an additional charge.
Test Information

A single stool specimen cannot be used to rule out bacteria as a cause of diarrhea. It is recommended that two or three stool specimens, collected on separate days, be submitted to increase the probability of isolating a bacterial pathogen. Hospitalized patients who develop diarrhea while hospitalized and more than 72 hours after admission should be tested for Clostridium difficile by detection of either toxin A and/or toxin B.

Studies have shown that patients who did not have gastroenteritis or other GI symptoms on admission are unlikely to have diarrheal illness due to Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, or enterohemorrhagic E coli.

Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Lab Corp ​No Yersinia Isolated
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Lab Corp ​Monday through Sunday ​5 days ​Coventional Culture Technique
Reference Lab
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87046 ​1
​​87186 ​1 ​​Susceptibility ​(If appropriate)
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.