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|Approval req'd?||Yes, consultation required for samples submitted > 72 hours after inpatient admission. Contact Microbiology at x31268|
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts|
|Collection Instructions||Submit unpreserved 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. Add stool to red line on vial and mix well with spoon.
C & S (Cary & Blair) Medium is available from Material Services . Outpatients can obtain these from the laboratories' draw stations.
For patient collect samples, order PMM 68902 C & S Medium Cary Blair 2805-05-WB (with bag and instructions).
PMM 49206 C & S Medium 2805-05 (without bag or instructions) also available.
Two specimens collected 24-48 hours apart are sufficient for the detection of the great majority of pathogens.
|Container type||Urine cup or C & S (Cary & Blair) transport medium|
|Amount to Collect||5 mL|
|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||No Vibrio cholerae isolated|
|Critical value||Vibrio cholerae identified|
|Synonyms||Stool culture; Bacterial culture|
|Stability||Unpreserved 3 hours, preserved 1 week|
|Turn around times||2-3 days|
|Last Updated||1/20/2016 10:50:06 AM|