Culture, Yersinia

Test Code
4487

Alias/See Also
Yersinia Culture

CPT Codes
87046***When a culture is positive there will be a reflex for each identification and susceptibility87046

Preferred Specimen
Stool in Para-Pak stool culture transport.

Transport Container
Stool Culture transport (orange Para Pak)

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature
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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.

Methodology
Conventional Isolation and Identification Techniques.

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday
MB

Report Available
4 days

Clinical Significance
Yersinia is considered a pathogen when isolated. Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis may cause gastroenteritis. Yersinia fredericksenii is a potential human pathogen when isolated from extra-intestinal sites.

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



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.