Important Information to Know During Our Campus Transformation — Read More
Search All

Lab Test Dictionary

Yersinia Culture, Stool

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

RCHSD Microbiology

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

upon receipt

Standard TAT

2 days

Stat TAT


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


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