VIBRIO CULTURE (088-0063)
Synonyms: Culture, Vibrio, Feces culture for Vibrio
CPT 4 Code: 87081
Test Order Mnemonic: C VIB
Applies To: Isolation of Vibrio species
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Collect random feces in a clean, leak-proof container.
Storage Instructions: Refrigerate.
Causes for Rejection: Leaking container, prolonged delay in transit
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Preliminary report after 1 day, final report after 2-3 days
Special Instructions: Special media for the isolation of Vibrio are not included in a routine stool culture; therefore Vibrio culture must be ordered separately. Vibrio culture refers to fecal sources only.
Specimen: Feces, stool, rectal swab
Volume: 5 grams
Minimum Volume: 1 gram
Container: Clean, leak-proof container
Revised 6/24/2011y T. Friloux