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Time Sensitive

Ordering Recommendation

Use to diagnose Vibrio-associated diarrhea in patients with appropriate exposure history or risk factors.

Mnemonic

MC VIB

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 Vibrio.

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060136 Culture, Vibrio 6579-7
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Aliases

  • Culture, Vibrio
  • Enteric pathogens
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Vibrio Culture
Stool Culture, Vibrio