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  Yersinia Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as Culture for Yersinia

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Denture Container for Fecal Samples
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Fecal sample the size of a TBSP or 5 mL if liquid.
Absolute minimum amount: 5 mL if liquid
Method of collection: Random fecal sample
Transportation: Submit fresh within 1 to 2 hours or placed in modified Carey-Blair transport media.
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Barium, Bismuth, Caster Oil
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: Maximum of 1 culture/24 hours.
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 72 hours for a negative culture
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: See notes under routine stool culture if a stool is requested for routine stool culture only, this isolate may not be recovered, since a more selective media must be used to increase the possibility of isolating this pathogen. If Yersinia is being considered as a possibility the clinician needs to indicate this on the requisition submitted with sample. Yersinia enterocolitica is transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food (milk or pork) and water. The most common diseases caused by the bacterium are enterocolitis, terminal ileitis, pseudoappendicular syndrome, septicemia. (from ASM 6th edition)
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
  Results are Quantitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXYER
Secondary code: 4272
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A