Culture, Vibrio

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Test Code

Alias/See Also
Vibrio Culture

CPT Codes
87070*** When a culture is positive there will be a reflex for each identification and susceptibility performed

Preferred Specimen
Stool in Para-Pak stool culture transport.  (minimum 1 gram / 1mL of stool)

Transport Container
Stool Culture transport (orange Para Pak)

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = 2 days
Refrigerated = 2 days
Frozen = unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Frozen specimen. Specimens in PVA or 10% formalin perservative.

Conventional Isolation and Identification Techniques.

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
4 days

Clinical Significance
Vibrio species are usually associated with infection when isolated. Infections caused by Vibrio species fall into three categories: intestinal, wound and systemic infections in persons with pre-existing diseases.

Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439

Last Updated: December 7, 2021

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.