The stool culture test is used to detect the presence of bacterial organisms including Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Enterohemorrhagic E coli in the stool and aid in the diagnosis of Typhoid Fever, Enteric Fever, Bacillary Dysentery, and Salmonella infection. If culture results warrant, additional susceptibility testing may be performed at no additional cost. Repeat testing on multiple specimens may be necessary for most accurate identification of bacterial pathogens.
Turnaround time for this test is typically 3-4 business days.
Customer must acquire an appropriate specimen container from a lab location prior to stool specimen collection. One Gram of stool specimen is required. Please speak to a lab representative for instructions on proper specimen collection and transportation.