Campylobacter (Add On Only)-Genova Kit
Coupon Codes not valid for Add-on testing.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Send in your samples as soon as you complete the test. Store samples at room temperature or refrigerate. Do NOT freeze.
The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless
directed otherwise by your physician: bentonite clay, castor oil, mineral oil and rectal suppositories. If you are taking a medication that isn’t listed as an interfering substance, ask your health care professional before stopping any prescribed substance.
We do not suggest collecting during an acute infectious illness. Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test.
2 weeks before the test: If taking antibiotics or antifungals, it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test (unless instructed otherwise by your physician).
Eat your usual diet during the 2 – 3 days prior to the stool collection.

Results: 10-14 Business Days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description:
Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria and is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness in the United States. Most cases occur as isolated, infrequent events, not as part of recognized outbreaks. Most people who become ill with campylobacteriosis get diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever within two to five days after exposure to the organism. The illness typically lasts about one week. Some infected persons do not have any symptoms. In persons with compromised immune systems, Campylobacter occasionally spreads to the bloodstream and causes a serious life-threatening infection. This test is an add on test to most Genova stool kits.