Enteric ID

Enteric Identification - Culture

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #: MAA0053A
CPT: 87077

Synonym(s): Enteric pathogen, Fermentative gram negative rod
Requisition Form

G-2B for non-reportable organisms

Test Description Identification of Enteric Bacteria from reference culture
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure isolate

Minimum Volume/Size Required

At least one viable colony

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

Room temperature or refrigerated

Transport Medium

Appropriate medium that supports growth

Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Ship specimens overnight Monday-Thursday to avoid weekend deliveries.
Method Bacterial culture, MALDI-TOF (mass spectrometry)
Turn-around Time 2-21 days
  • Material must be viable.  
  • Improper storage or shipping temperatures limit organism recovery.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient quantity
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source
  • Improper shipping conditions
  • Expired media or collection container
  • Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
  • Incomplete or missing submission form.
Additional Information N/A