Ordering Recommendation

Use to 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

Negative at 4 days
Positives as soon as detected

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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



Compliance Category

Standard

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).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87046

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060135 Culture, Campylobacter 6331-3
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Aliases
  • Campylobacter Culture
  • Culture, Campylobacter
Stool Culture, Campylobacter