Vibrio identification – Culture

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Procedure #:  MAA0018A

CPT:    87077

Vibrio identification – Culture
Synonym(s): Vibrio
Requisition Form G-2E
Test Description Identification of Vibrio and related species from reference culture
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure isolate

Minimum Volume/Size Required

At least one viable colony

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

Room temperature

Transport Medium

Appropriate medium that supports growth

Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Ship specimens overnight Monday-Thursday to avoid weekend deliveries.
Method Bacterial culture
Turn-around Time 3-14 days
Interferences/Limitations Material must be viable. Improper storage or shipping temperatures limit organism recovery.
Common Causes for Rejection Insufficient quantity, unacceptable specimen type or source, improper shipping conditions, expired media or collection container, discrepancies between specimen label and submission form, and/or incomplete or missing submission form.
Additional Information Additional testing: Serotyping will be performed on Vibrio cholerae

Last updated June 17, 2020