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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 8452

Test Synonym

  • E. coli EHEC Shiga-Like Toxin

Specimen Requirements

  • Stool Specimen


  • ParaPak Orange, Cary Blair W/indicator (remel)transport


  • Ambient

Turn Around Time

  • 6 days

CPT Codes

  • 87427
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • Para-Pak Orange or Cary Blair with stool: 1-2 g, 1-2 mL or the rectal/fecal collection swab.

Additional Information

  • In Para-Pak Orange(Stool culture transport vial) place rectal swabs or a swab of fecal material, Cary Blair is also acceptable. Causes for rejection: Specimen received in grossly leaking transport container; diapers; dry specimen; specimen submitted in fixative or additive; specimen received in expired transport media or incorrect transport device; inappropriate specimen transport conditions (not in a C&S vial or in an overfilled C&S vial); specimen received after prolonged delay in transport (usually more than 72 hours); specimen stored or transported frozen; wooden shaft swab in transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label. Sterile stool containers

Specimen Stability

  • Maintain specimen at room temperature. Preferred submission within 72 hours of collection