Preliminary results are reported in 48 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 3 - 4 days.
Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Campylobacter
CAMPYLOBACTER SPECIES CULTURE
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Screen for Campylobacter
No Campylobacter isolated
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect stool or swab of fresh stool (not rectal swab). Add stool specimen to transport until liquid reaches 'fill' line. Emulsify specimen thoroughly in transport fluid. Stool in transport can be refrigerated up to 72 hrs. Send swab of stool in anaerobic transport within 24 hrs. Diapers or tissue are NOT ACCEPTABLE. No more than 1 specimen per day will be accepted. 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, please contact the MLabs Client Services Center to have the test approved by the Microbiology Laboratory before sending the specimen. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time on requisition. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.