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Stool Culture, Campylobacter
0060135
Ordering Recommendation
Identify presence of Campylobacter species in stool as potential cause of diarrhea with appropriate exposure history or risk factors.
Mnemonic
MC CAMP
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
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
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Multiple specimens (more than one in 24 hours). Delayed transport without use of appropriate preservative.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Unpreserved: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Preserved:
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for Campylobacter.
Interpretive Data


Note
Also available: Campylobacter Antigen (ARUP test code 0058002).  For other stool pathogens refer to Stool Culture, Routine (Includes E. coli Shiga-like Toxin by EIA 0060047) (ARUP test code 0060134).
CPT Code(s)
87046
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060135Culture, Campylobacter6331-3
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Aliases
  • Campylobacter Culture
  • Culture, Campylobacter