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Campylobacter Identification

Updated

4/8/2010

Other Names Campylobacter speciation; Campylobacter confirmation; Campylobacter; Campy
How to Order
Check the appropriate box, under Isolate Identification (R/O or Confirm), on the General Microbiology Request Form (form 60)
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Standard reference procedures for biochemical identification of Campylobacter; PCR detection of DNA markers for C. jejuni and C. coli if necessary
Performed
Daily, on regular business days
Time to Reporting
2 to 8 working days
CPT Code
87077 – aerobic culture definitive identification

 

87801 – confirm by amplified probe technique (PCR)



Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Actively growing isolated organism, on an agar slant or plate media.
Optimal Volume
N/A
Minimum Volume
N/A
Handling
Seal culture media, place in biohazard bag; keep at ambient or refrigerator temperature.  Do not freeze, avoid extreme heat. Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Transport
Room temperature or wet ice.
Rejection Criteria
Leaking containers, unlabeled specimens or specimens submitted with incomplete requisition forms.
Comments
For addition information or assistance, please contact the OSPHL at 503-693-4100.