Lab Test : Stool Culture for Yersinia

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Includes:Isolation and identification of Yersinia species. Susceptibility included if warranted.
Phone:(937) 641-3902
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 and 2 days. Negative cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives as identified.
Specimen:Stool in Carey-Blair media- Orange capped Para-Pak Vial. (Minimum 1 gram of stool)
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Cary-Blair transport container preferred
Temperature:Fresh stool - Transport as soon as possible or 24 hr at Room Temperature
Carey-Blair media - 24 hors at Room Temperature, 72 hours in Refrigerator
Normal:Negative for Yersinia.
Uses:Identify microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Specimen screened for Yersinia only. Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Refrigeration may lower pH and kill pathogen. Multiple specimens must be separate bowel movements, preferable 14 hours apart. Generally, no more than two specimens are required to identify bacterial infection.

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