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Lab Test Dictionary

Yersinia Culture, Stool


Specimen Type

Stool

Performing Lab

RCHSD Microbiology


Epic ID

LAB1288

Lab Test Days

upon receipt

Standard TAT

2 days

Stat TAT

N/A


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Sterile cup or Enteric Transport Media (red cap)

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

Submit fresh stool in a sterile cup to the lab within 2 hours of collection. If transport delayed more than 2 hours, submit stool in Enteric Transport Media (red cap) to the lab within 96 hours of collection.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Specimen Stability

Fresh stool in sterile cup <2 hours. Enteric Transport Media (red cap) <96 hours.

Rejection Criteria

Delay in transport. Diaper. Patient hospitalized over 3 days at time of collection.

Test Volume Required

1-2 grams stool

Minimum Test Volume

1 gram

Processing Instructions

Refer to microbiology processing manual


Revised

08-03-17