Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 48 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 3 - 4 days.

MiChart Code
Campylobacter Culture, Stool
Soft Order Code
CAMP

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Campylobacter
CAMP
CAMPYLOBACTER SPECIES CULTURE

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Screen for Campylobacter

Reference Range

No Campylobacter isolated

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Specimen type: 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. 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, the doctor must call the Microbiology Laboratory to have the test approved before sending the specimen to the Microbiology Laboratory. Rejection criteria: if the patient has been hospitalized 4 or more days, this test will not be done unless there is an overriding clinical reason to do so. Unacceptable specimens include DIAPERS or TISSUE, specimens not in transport and greater than 1 hour old, or more than 1 specimen submitted to the laboratory per day.

Collection Offsite

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.

Normal Volume
3 mL stool or 1 swab
Minimum Volume
3 mL stool or 1 swab

Billing Information

CPT Code
87081
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.