Doctor's Data Inc

Additional pathogens culture; stool

CPT Code

87046

Specimen Requirements

2-5 mL stool

Collection Container/Tube

Stool collection container

Transport Container/Tube

1 Yellow-capped vial (C&S Media). Alternative: Any Carey Blair media.

Minimum Specimen Volume

1 mL stool

Rejection Criteria

Media is expired
Transport media has turned yellow
No media
Frozen

Stability Information

Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
37°C/99°F: Not Determined

Methodology

Culture & ID

Turnaround Time

6 - 8 days