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Catalog ID Cul Stl Yersin Yersinia enterocolitica Culture

Important Note

Culture for Yersinia enterocolitica must be ordered separately from routine stool culture.

CPOE Test Name

Yersinia Cul


Cul Stl Yersin

Specimen Type

Stool; rectal swab

Specimen Requirements

Stool preferred. Rectal swab accepted when stool cannot be collected.

Storage and Transport

Ambient temperature and transport to Microbiology Laboratory within 1 hour.

Causes for Rejection

Use of non sterile container; delay in transport; improper labeling; leaking specimen; insufficient quantity; patient in hospital >3 days

Reference Range

No Yersinia enterocolitica isolated.

Test Consists

Yersinia enterocolitica culture on selective medium only. Should be ordered with Routine Stool Culture to rule out other causes of diarrhea.

Turn Around Time

Final negative report in 48 -72 hours.

Performing Lab

Microbiology BA-1672 721-2807


Culture on selective and non-selective media.


Culture 87046; identificaiton 87077