Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Culture for Strongyloides Order Code : ROSTRO
Synonyms: S. stercoralis culture; Strongyloides culture
Specimen Type: Fresh stool
Container Type: Clean container with no preservatives
Required Volume: 2 grams stool (about 1" in diameter); 10 drops liquid stool
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 2 grams stool (about 1" in diameter); 10 drops liquid stool
Methodology: Culture on agar media
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: 2-3 days
Special Handling: Transport to Laboratory at room temperature as soon as possible. Must be received in the Microbiology Lab at Hillview within 2 hours of collection.
CPT Codes: 87081
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB2851
SHC EPIC Code: LABROSTRO
Causes For Rejection: Refrigerated, incubated, or preserved stools; specimens obtained following barium; excess transport time; leaking container.
Department: Microbiology