Serotyping Vibrio cholerae

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #:  MZZ0400A
CPT:  87147

Synonym(s):  Vibrio serotyping
Requisition Form G-2B
Test Description Serotyping of Vibrio cholera 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
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 Conventional serotyping O1, Inaba, Ogawa 
Turn-around Time 4-14 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 Specimens may be submitted to CDC for further characterization.