Vibrio identification – Culture

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #:  MAA0018A
CPT: 87077

Synonym(s): Vibrio
Requisition Form G-2B.
Test Description Identification of Vibrio and related species 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 MALDI-TOF Mass Spec, Bacterial culture
Turn-around Time 3-14 days.
Interferences/Limitations 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 Additional testing: Serotyping will be performed on Vibrio cholerae.