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Yersinia only Culture
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts|
|Collection Instructions||Submit a pea-sized amount of stool in a cup with a screw-on lid with in 3 hours of collecting the specimen.
Alternatively, and for samples that cannot be inoculated by the laboratory within three hours of collection, submit sample in a Cary-Blair collection vial by adding stool to red line and mixing well with included paddle.
Vials containing Cary-Blair transport medium can be obtained from the ACC phlebotomy stations at A-122 & A-220A or from the Emergency Department.
Specify the organism sought on the requisition.
|Container type||Clean container, urine cup or Cary-Blair transport media|
|Amount to Collect||8 g or 8 mL|
|Preferred volume||8 g or 8 mL|
|Min. Volume||8 g or 8 mL|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Unpreserved stool received > 3 hours after collection. More than two samples per episode or more than one sample received within 24 hours.|
|Processing notes||Maintain sample at room temperature|
|Critical value||Positive culture|
|Stability||Unpreserved 3 hours, preserved 1 week|
|Turn around times||2-3 days|
|Additional information||The Yersinia enterocolitica serotype that causes enteritis is extremely uncommon in California.|
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:52:43 AM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667