Stool Culture and E. coli Shiga-like Toxin by EIA
0060134
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC SSC
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 3 days
Preliminary: Negative at 2 days or as soon as positive detected
Final: Negative at 3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Stool.  
Specimen Preparation
Place 5 mL stool in enteric transport media (Cary-Blair, ARUP supply #29799) immediately after collection. Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Multiple specimens (more than one in 24 hours). Delayed transport without use of appropriate transport media.  
Remarks
  
Stability
In transport media: Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Effective May 16, 2011.

Culture negative for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and E. coli 0157.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Stool Culture includes culture for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and E. coli 0157 as well as EIA for Shiga-like toxin from E. coli. E. coli Shiga-like Toxin by EIA is billed separately.

If an isolate requires testing for Shiga-like toxin (e.g., STEC), refer to E.coli Shiga-like Toxin by EIA (ARUP test code 0060047).
CPT Code(s)
87045; 87046
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060134Culture, Stool
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Aliases
  • Culture, Stool
  • E. coli O157:H7 Culture
  • Enteric Pathogens Culture, Stool
  • Feces Culture, Routine