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77495-0Bacillus cereus [Presence] in Specimen by Organism specific cultureActive

Term Description

This term was created for the Georgia Department of Public Health, and we recommend limiting its use to the public health domain. Public health laboratories are unique in that they may have locally-developed tests that can be run on nearly any type of sample, and they use terms with a system of "XXX" together with the appropriate HL7 specimen field to specify the actual sample. Other organizations that do not use locally-developed tests, such as hospitals or commercial laboratories, use terms where the system is specific to the particular specimen(s) that the test kit has been approved for.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Descriptions

LP19584-9   Bacillus cereus
Bacillus cereus (B cereus) is a rod-shaped, endospore-forming aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, Gram-positive bacteria and is associated with two types of food poisoning: rapid onset with nausea and vomiting, and slower onset, primarily diarrheal illness. B cereus is also a less common cause of bacteremia/septicemia, endocarditis, meningitis, and infections of wounds, the ears, eyes, respiratory tract, and urinary tract. Treatment is with non-beta-lactam antibiotics. B cereus spores are resistant to heat, cold, radiation, desiccation, and disinfectants. Control is by good hygiene and adequate cooking and refrigeration of food. [NCBI Books:NBK7699] Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006, NCBI Books: NBK7699

LP6429-7   Organism specific culture
An organism-specific culture contains nutrients that optimize the growth of a specific organism and inhibitors that prevent the growth of competing organisms. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Bacillus cereus
Organism specific culture

Additional Names

Short Name
B cereus Spec Ql Cult
Display Name
B. cereus Org specific cx Ql (Specimen)
Consumer Name Alpha
Bacillus cereus culture, Specimen

Example Answer List LL3250-9

Source: Association of Public Health Laboratories

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Detected LA11882-0
Not detected LA11883-8
Inconclusive Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:419984006 Inconclusive (qualifier value) LA9663-1
Specimen unsatisfactory for evaluation Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:125154007 Specimen unsatisfactory for evaluation (finding) LA13548-5

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.52
Last Updated
Version 2.69
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Bacillus cereus:aanwezigheid:moment:XXX:ordinaal:organisme-specifieke kweek
fr-FRFrench (France)
Bacillus cereus:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Milieux divers:Qualitatif:Culture spécifique
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Bacillus cereus:PrThr:Pt:XXX:Ord:Organismo, coltura specifica
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Bacillus cereus:PrThr:ТчкВрм:XXX:Пор:Культура специфичного оранизма
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Bacillus cereus:PrThr:Punto temporal:XXX:Ord:Cultivos especíificos
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Bacillus cereus:MevcEşik:Zmlı:XXX:Srl:Etken spesifik kültür

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