VIBRIO CULTURE

Test Code
VICU

CPT Codes
87046

Instructions

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Feces

1. 1.0 mL of liquid stool or 1 g of solid stool in a screw-capped container.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Note: 1. Specimen source is required on request form for processing.

2. Collection of stool specimens is generally ordered times 3. This means the specimen is to be taken on each of 3 sequential days. Do not take 1 specimen and divide it into 3 containers.

3. Plastic bags, diapers, and foil are not acceptable as specimen containers.

 

Rectal Swab

1. Collect specimen using a Culturette® swab.

2. Pass swab beyond anal sphincter.

3. Rotate swab and withdraw.

4. Return swab to Culturette®.

5. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.

Note: 1. Specimen source is required on request form for processing.

2. Rectal swabs for fistula or abscess culture should be marked “PUS” and will be cultured as wounds. Rectal swabs not so marked will be treated as stool cultures.

3. Plastic bags, diapers, and foil are not acceptable as specimen containers.

 



Transport Container
STOOL

Methodology
Manual



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.