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|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 1 hour of collecting the specimen. Vials containing Cary-Blair transport medium for stool specimens which cannot be inoculated by the laboratory within 2 hours of passage, e.g., specimens to be collected at home or after midnight, when the Microbiology Department is closed, can be obtained from ACC phlebotomy stations at A 122 or A 220A or from the Emergency Dept.
Specify the organism sought on the requisition.
|Container type||Collection cup, or Cary-Blair transport media|
|Preferred volume||see Collection Instructions|
|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|
|Synonyms||Stool culture; Bacterial culture|
|Stability||Unpreserved 3 hours, preserved 1 week|
|Turn around times||2-3 days|
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:52:46 AM|
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