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Test Code VIBC Vibrio Culture, Stool

Reporting Name

Vibrio Culture, Stool

Useful For

Determining whether Vibrio species is the cause of diarrhea and, in turn, identifying the source of the infectious agent

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Specimen must arrive within 96 hours of collection.


Specimen Type: Preserved Stool

Container/Tube: Commercially available transport system specific for recovery of enteric pathogens from fecal specimens (15 mL of non-nutritive transport medium containing phenol red as a pH indicator, either Cary-Blair or Para-Pak C and S)

Specimen Volume: 1 gram or 5 mL (Representative portion of stool specimen)

Collection Instructions: Collect fresh stool and submit in container with transport medium.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Ambient (preferred) 4 days
  Refrigerated  4 days

Reference Values

No growth

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification

This test uses a standard method. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

87081-Vibrio culture, stool

87077-Identification by MALDI-TOF mass spec (if appropriate)

87077-Additional identification procedure (if appropriate)

87077-Bacterial identification (if appropriate)

87153-Aerobe identification by sequencing (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VIBC Vibrio Culture, Stool 6581-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
VIBC Vibrio Culture, Stool 6581-3

Method Name

Conventional Culture Technique

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
RMALD Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec No, (Bill Only) No
GID Bacteria Identification No, (Bill Only) No
ISAE Aerobe Ident by Sequencing No, (Bill Only) No
REFID Additional Identification Procedure No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged separately.