Test Details

Mnemonic

SHIGT

Ordering Code

3686900

CPT-4 Code(s)

87427

Specimen Information

Collect

Stool
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Specimen Preparation

Place 5.0 g of stool in enteric transport media (Cary-Blair) immediately after collection. Send refrigerated in a sterile, screw capped plastic container.
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Alternate Specimen

Actively growing isolate of E. Coli, in pure culture. Send isolate in a sealed container at room temperature.
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Minimum Volume

1.0 gram
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Specimen or isolates from sources other than stool. Specimens in other preservatives.
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Stability

Preserved Stool:
Room temperature: 1 hour
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: 7 days

Isolates:
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
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Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Negative
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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