Campylobacter (Definitive Identification)

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure #: MAA0030A

CPT: 87077

Campylobacter spp. identification

Synonym(s): Campy
Requisition Form G-2B
Test Description Identification of Campylobacter spp.
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

If shipment will be delayed, maintain by transferring to fresh media in microaerophilic atmosphere.

Transport Medium

Optimum transport media includes any tubed medium that supports the growth of Campylobacter

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 Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.  
  • Ship on cold pack.
  • Place in a sealed bag with a Campy Pack or other suitable method that generates a microaerophilic atmosphere or tighten cap on tubed media which has been incubated in microaerophilic atmosphere.
  • Ship specimens overnight Monday-Thursday, to avoid weekend deliveries.
Method MALDI-TOF Mass Spec, Bacterial culture
Turn-around Time 3-21 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