Positive samples will be sent and/or reported to Oregon State Public Health as required by State law.
Any Shiga-toxin positive stool that has no E. coli 0157 isolated will be sent to the Oregon State Public Health Lab for typing of the pathogen. Additional charges for Vibrio culture (CPT 87046), if ordered.
Stool Culture includes culture to rule-out Salmonella, Shigella, (CPT 87045), Campylobacter, Yersinia, and E. coli 0157 (CPT 87046 each plate) and an EIA for Shiga-like toxin from E. coli (CPT 87427).
Additional charges as needed for identification and to differentiate normal flora from pathogens (CPT 87077). Susceptibility tests are usually not performed unless specifically requested. A susceptibility will always be performed if Shigella is isolated (Possible CPT 87186, 87184, 87181).