Aeromonas species

TEST NAME Aeromonas species
DISEASE/DISORDER Diarrheal disease
ALTERNATE NAME(S) Enteric pathogens, stool culture, aerobic bacterial stool culture
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Contact CEDEP if waterborne outbreak is suspected. 
ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition PH-4182 Clinicial Submission Form

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation
  • Medications:  Do not use barium or bismuth before collection of specimen.
Specimen Collection
  • Stool

-  C & S Culture Transport Media (example: ParaPak)

-  Semisolid or liquid transport media (i.e. Cary Blair or Amies)

- Commercially available transport system specific for recovery of enteric pathogens from fecal specimens

  • Isolate

-  Pure isolate cultures 

Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying PH-4182 Clinical Submission Form.
Specimen Processing
  • None
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Stool specimens should be stored at 2-30°C and arrive at the laboratory within 4 days of specimen collection. If possible, refrigerate at 2-8°C.
  • Isolates should be stored at ambient temperature and submitted within two (2) weeks of isolation. 
Specimen Transport
  • Ship stool specimens in appropriate transport media at 2-30°C  with cold packs. If possible, maintain 2-8°C.
  • Ship isolates under ambient conditions.
  • All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation(DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180).
Specimen Acceptability and Preservation
  • Specimens that do not adhere to all specimen requirements will be rejected.
Testing Locations
  • Nashville

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