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Culture, Stool (Salmonella and Shigella)
If culture is "Isolated", identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077and/or 87147 or 87140 or 87143 or 87149).
Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186).
Stool submitted in Cary-Blair stool culture transport medium
Cary-Blair transport vial
Room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
Cary-blair transport medium:
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: Not stable
Unpreserved, at any temperature Frozen specimens in Cary-Blair transport medium Expired transport medium Specimen in diaper or parasitology transport vial
Bacterial Culture • Aerobic isolation and identification procedures
|Quest Diagnostics NY/NJ|
Diarrhea may be caused by a wide variety of organisms and other factors.
Salmonella and shigella represent two of the most common bacterial causes of diarrhea. If other common causes of diarrhea are suspected, they must be ordered individually. For many patients, the cause of gastrointestinal infection is not identified.
Stool (Salmonella/Shigella) Culture, Stool Culture
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|60101058||CULTURE,SALMONELLA/SHIG||43371-4||Salmonella & Shigella sp identified|
|60101059||CULTURE,SALMONELLA/SHIG||43371-4||Salmonella & Shigella sp identified|
|60101060||CULTURE,SALMONELLA/SHIG||43371-4||Salmonella & Shigella sp identified|
|60101061||CULTURE,SALMONELLA/SHIG||43371-4||Salmonella & Shigella sp identified|
|60101062||CULTURE,SALMONELLA/SHIG||43371-4||Salmonella & Shigella sp identified|
|60101063||CULTURE,SALMONELLA/SHIG||43371-4||Salmonella & Shigella sp identified|
|60101064||CULTURE,SALMONELLA/SHIG||43371-4||Salmonella & Shigella sp identified|
|60101065||CULTURE,SALMONELLA/SHIG||43371-4||Salmonella & Shigella sp identified|
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.
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