Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, (EHEC) Stool Culture

Product Description

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
  •  Fever
  •  Tenesmus
  •  Severe or persistent symptoms
  •  Recent travel to a third world country
  •  Known exposure to a bacterial agent
  •  Presence of fecal leukocytes