Campylobacter species Antigen, EIA

Test Code
16302

CPT Codes
87449

Preferred Specimen
2 gram stool submitted in Cary-Blair Transport Media

Minimum Volume
1 gram

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Immunoassay

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon, Wed, Fri, a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Clinical Significance
Campylobacter is one of the most common bacterial causes of diarrheal illness in the United States. Virtually all cases occur as isolated, sporadic events, not as part of large outbreaks. Active surveillance indicates that only about 15 cases out of each 100,000 persons are actually diagnosed each year. Many more cases go undiagnosed or unreported. Campylobacteriosis is estimated to affect over one million people each year occurring more frequently in the summer months. The organism is isolated from infants and young adults in higher numbers than from other age groups and occurs more frequently in males than females. Although it doesn’t commonly cause death, Campylobacter can be attributed to approximately 100 deaths each year.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153



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