Stool Culture Fresh

Brief Description

Detection of Bacillus cereus by culture in stool samples.

Laboratory Unit



  • Culture
  • Biochemicals

Specimen Collection

Fresh stool:

Collect fresh stool specimens within 48 hours from the time symptoms begin and place in a leak-proof, non-crushable, sterile container (not provided by GPHL).


Fresh stool can be maintained at refrigerated temperature (2-8°C) during transit for no more than 24 hours after collection. Special arrangement required CALL 404-327-7997.

Acceptable Specimen Type(s)

Fresh stool

Test Request

Possible Results

  • Positive
  • Negative
  • Unsatisfactory

Reference Range


Unacceptable Conditions

  • Missing testing requisition
  • Missing minimum of 2 patient identifiers
  • Improper labeling
  • Improper storage/transport of specimen
  • No specimen received (empty collection tube).
  • Specimens damaged, broken, or leaking upon arrival
  • No specimen received (empty collection tube).
  • Wrong specimen type
  • Samples in enteric ParaPak C&S stool culture outfit

Interfering Substances


Result Reported

4-6 business days


Fee schedule

LOINC/Order Codes

625-4 (Order code: 1140)