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26137 Enteric Bacteria Culture, Stool (MP00660)

Enteric Bacteria Culture, Stool (MP00660)
Test Code: EBCSO
Synonyms/Keywords
Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Yersinia, E. coli 0157:H7, Plesiomonas, Aeromonas, Edwardsiella
Useful For
Culture for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Yersinia, E.coli 0157:H7, Plesiomonas, Aeromonas, Edwardsiella, and other potential enteric pathogens.
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 ​Feces ​Cary-Blair ​Para-Pak C&S ​1 gram or 5 mL ​1 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

Store and transport specimens at refrigerated temperatures (2-8 degrees C) with cool pack.

Does not include culture for Vibrio cholerae.  Please specify on requisition form if desired.  If Vibrio or Yersinia are suspected, please indicate on test request form.  Testing for single pathogens may be requested. 

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Preserved ​Refrigerate ​4 days
Rejection Criteria
Specimen > 96 hours
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene ​Monday through Friday 3-7 days, up to 14 days for Yersinia ​Bacterial Culture
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​WSLH

​Negative for Enteric Pathogens

Positive with identification of enteric pathogens.

Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87045 ​1 ​Culture, Bacterial, Stool
​87046 ​4 ​Isolation and Presumtive ID
Synonyms/Keywords
Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Yersinia, E. coli 0157:H7, Plesiomonas, Aeromonas, Edwardsiella
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity Culture, Enteric Bacterial, Stool
​Cerner Culture, Enteric Bacterial, Stool
​COM Culture, Enteric Bacterial, Stool
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 ​Feces ​Cary-Blair ​Para-Pak C&S ​1 gram or 5 mL ​1 mL
Collection Processing

Store and transport specimens at refrigerated temperatures (2-8 degrees C) with cool pack.

Does not include culture for Vibrio cholerae.  Please specify on requisition form if desired.  If Vibrio or Yersinia are suspected, please indicate on test request form.  Testing for single pathogens may be requested. 

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Preserved ​Refrigerate ​4 days
Rejection Criteria
Specimen > 96 hours
Useful For
Culture for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Yersinia, E.coli 0157:H7, Plesiomonas, Aeromonas, Edwardsiella, and other potential enteric pathogens.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​WSLH

​Negative for Enteric Pathogens

Positive with identification of enteric pathogens.

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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene ​Monday through Friday 3-7 days, up to 14 days for Yersinia ​Bacterial Culture
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87045 ​1 ​Culture, Bacterial, Stool
​87046 ​4 ​Isolation and Presumtive ID
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.