Identify presence of Campylobacter species in stool as potential cause of diarrhea with appropriate exposure history or risk factors.
Preliminary: Negative at 2 days or as soon as positive detected
Final: Negative at 3 days
- Patient Preparation
- Specimen Preparation
- Preserve 5 mL stool in enteric transport media (Cary-Blair) immediately (ARUP supply #29799). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Multiple specimens (more than one in 24 hours). Delayed transport without use of appropriate preservative.
- Unpreserved: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Preserved: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Campylobacter Culture
- Culture, Campylobacter