Preliminary results are reported in 48 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 3 days.
Yersinia Culture, Stool
Salmonella Culture, Stool
Culture, Stool, Aerobic
Enteric Pathogens, Aerobic Culture
Enteric Pathogens, Routine Culture
Feces, Aerobic Culture
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
Pleisiomonas Culture, Stool
Febrile Antibodies Panel replacement (Salmonella)
Vibrio group Culture, Stool
Shigella Culture, Stool
Stool Culture, Aerobic
Campylobacter Culture, Stool
Aeromonas Culture, Stool
Vibrio cholera Culture, Stool
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Screen for bacterial pathogens in the stool
Normal fecal flora
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect fresh random stool or rectal swab. Add stool specimen to transport until liquid reaches fill line. Emulsify specimen thoroughly in transport fluid. Specify pathogen suspected if not Campylobacter, Salmonella or Shigella. If stool is bloody or Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is suspected, indicate this on the requisition. If multiple samples are needed, send 1 stool specimen on each of 3 consecutive days. If the patient has been hospitalized 4 or more days, contact MLabs to have the test approved before sending the specimen. See MLabs Stool Specimen Collection Instructions available online at http://mlabs.umich.edu/files/pdfs/GL-Stool_Collection_Guidelines.pdf for patient instructions.