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Yersinia only Culture

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, consultation required for samples submitted > 72 hours after inpatient admission. Contact Microbiology at x3-1268
Available Stat? No
Test code P158
Test group Yersinia
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Method Culture
Collection Instructions Submit stool to laboratory within 3 hours of collection.

If specimen will be submitted to the laboratory more than 3 hours after collection, or after 11 pm when Microbiology is closed, submit stool in C & S (Cary-Blair) Medium collection vial. Add stool to red line on vial and mix well with spoon. Obtain vials from outpatient phlebotomy stations or from the Microbiology Lab.
Container type Clean container, urine cup or Cary-Blair transport media
Amount to Collect 5 mL
Sample type Stool
Preferred volume 5 mL
Min. Volume 5 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
Normal range
Synonyms Bacterial 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.
CPT coding 87046
LOINC code 28549-4
Last Updated 2/19/2014 2:13:41 PM
Entry Number 959

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