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  Campylobacter Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as Campy Culture, Culture for Campylobacter

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Denture Container for Fecal Samples
  or:MCC Stool Collection Kit (Available from Micro Lab)
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Fecal sample the size of a TBSP or 5 mL if liquid.
Absolute minimum amount: 1/2 of the ideal amount
Method of collection: Random stool or rectal swab. Maximum of 1 stool/24 hours.
Transportation: Submit fresh within 1 to 4 hours.
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 3 days for final negative report.
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Instruct patient to defecate into clean, dry bedpan without mineral oil. Remove portion of specimen with tongue blade and place in collection container. Submit two or three specimens on separate days to increase the probability of isolating a pathogen. If antibiotics are to be initiated, then it is acceptable to submit up to 2 samples in a single day, as long as the samples are from separate bowel movements. The best preservative for enteric pathogens is modified Carey-Blair transport (inappropriate for C.Difficle, however). Rectal swab: pass swab beyond anal sphincter, carefully rotate, and withdraw. Place in transport media. Please note that the routine stool culture protocol always includes a screen for Campylobacter.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXSTO (Culture Stool).  Campylobacter culture is now automatically included as part of Stool Culture.
Secondary code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A