Test Catalog

Test ID: VIBC    
Vibrio Culture, Feces

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Determining whether Vibrio species may be the cause of diarrhea


This test is generally not useful for patients that have been hospitalized for more than 3 days because the yield from these patients' specimens is very low, as is the likelihood of identifying a pathogen that has not been detected previously


This test provides evidence of the presence of the bacterium, Vibrio species, in feces, in a viable state, and provides an isolate for antibacterial susceptibility testing and, if needed, submission to a health department. Minnesota health care providers are required to report all confirmed or suspected cases of Vibrio bacteriosis to the Minnesota Department of Health. Clients should refer to their local health departments regarding public health submission of Vibrio isolates.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
RMALDIdent by MALDI-TOF mass specNo, (Bill Only)No
GIDBacteria IdentificationNo, (Bill Only)No
ISAEAerobe Ident by SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No
REFIDAdditional Identification ProcedureNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged separately.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Conventional Culture

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Vibrio Culture, Stool

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Enteric pathogens
Vibrio cholerae