Stool Culture, Surveillance
Label Mnemonic: SURCX
Epic Lab Code: LAB2417
Downtime Form: A-1a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen Instructions:
Label stool specimen with two patient identifiers, date and time of collection.
Collection Medium:
Sterile container
Minimum:
Submit 10-20 g stool in sterile container. Transport time is less than or equal to 1 hr. Refrigerate if transport is delayed.
Delivery Instructions:
Transport time is less than or equal to 1 hr. Refrigerate if transport is delayed.
Testing Schedule:
0700-2200, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Comments:
Surveillance cultures may be ordered on Bone Marrow Transplant and other immunocompromised patients to detect overgrowth of normal flora by Staph aureus, yeast, or a gram negative bacillus.
CPT Code:
87081