Test directory: Stool Culture w/ Shiga Toxin EIA

Ordering Code622
Test NameStool Culture w/ Shiga Toxin EIA
AliasSalmonella Typhi Culture
Culture for Salmonella, Shigella,
Stool for Shiga Toxin
Preferred SpecimenStool
Preferred ContainerFecal Swab, Cary-Blair
Other Specimen/ContainerRaw Stool
Optimum VolumeFecal Swab: 1 Swab
Cary-Blair: 5 gm
Raw Stool: 5 gm
Transport RequirementsFecal Swab:
Oahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Oahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Raw Stool:
Oahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityFecal Swab:
Ambient: 2 Days
Refrigerated: 3 Days
Do NOT Freeze
Ambient: 4 Days
Refrigerated: 4 Days
Raw Stool:
Ambient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Rejection CriteriaDry cotton swab, Frozen, Pooled specimen, Specimen older than stability limits, Stool in Formalin/PVA, Stool contaminated with urine, Stool in diaper or tissue paper, 24 hour collection
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeFecal Swab: 3 Days
Cary-Blair: 3 Days
Raw Stool: 3 Days
MethodologyVisual examination for bacterial growth of Salmonella,
Shigella, Campylobacter and E. coli 0157 on selective & non-selective media, with Shiga Toxin 1 & 2 detection by EIA

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Report StatusALLSee report.
Shiga Toxin 1ALLSee report.
Shiga Toxin 2ALLSee report.
CultureALLSee report.