Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, (EHEC) Stool Culture
The Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, (EHEC) Stool Culture is used in the isolation and identification (at an additional charge) of Salmonella, Shigella, and Campylobacter, and detection of enterohemorrhagic E coli (EHEC) Shiga toxin by EIA. If culture results warrant, susceptibility testing (additional charges/CPT code[s] may apply) may be performed.
The Stool Culture is used to detect bacterial pathogenic organisms in the stool; diagnose typhoid fever, enteric fever, bacillary dysentery, Salmonella infection. Indications for stool culture include:
- Bloody diarrhea
- Severe or persistent symptoms
- Recent travel to a third world country
- Known exposure to a bacterial agent
- Presence of fecal leukocytes