Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Stool for Plesiomonas & Aeromonas

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Feces- Preserve in a screw cap Cary-Blair vial. Do not exceed the fill line.
Rectal swab- Cary Blair tube with clear agar. Leave the swab in the tube.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
72 hrs

Special Instructions
Routine stool culture screens for E coli 0157, Salmonella, Shgella, Campylobacter & Yersinia. A separate order is required for Plesiomonas & Aeromonas.

Ranges
No bacteria isolated

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