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77496-8Clostridium perfringens [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

LP19598-9   Clostridium perfringens
Clostridium perfringens is an anaerobic, spore-forming bacteria that is a major cause of food poisoning in the United States. The disease results from the ingestion food contaminated with enterotoxin-producing C perfringens, usually C perfringens type A. Incubation time is 8–22 hours after ingestion of contaminated food, and symptoms include diarrhea, cramps, and abdominal pain. Fever, nausea, and vomiting are rare, and the disease lasts about 24 hours. C perfringens has also been sporadically reported in association with necrotizing enteritis. [NCBI Books:NBK8219] Source: Regenstrief LOINC, NCBI Books: NBK8219

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

Clostridium perfringens
Organism specific culture

Additional Names

Short Name
C perfringens Spec Ql Cult
Display Name
C. perfringens Org specific cx Ql (Specimen)
Consumer Name Alpha
Clostridium perfringens 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)
Clostridium perfringens:aanwezigheid:moment:XXX:ordinaal:organisme-specifieke kweek
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Clostridium perfringens:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:XXX:Ordinal:Culture spécifique de microorganisme
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Clostridium perfringens:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:XXX:Ordinal:Culture spécifique à un microorganisme
fr-FRFrench (France)
Clostridium perfringens:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Milieux divers:Qualitatif:Culture spécifique
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Clostridium perfringens:PrThr:Pt:XXX:Ord:Organismo, coltura specifica
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Clostridium perfringens:PrThr:ТчкВрм:XXX:Пор:Культура специфичного оранизма
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Clostridium perfringens:PrThr:Punto temporal:XXX:Ord:Cultivos especíificos
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Clostridium perfringens:MevcEşik:Zmlı:XXX:Srl:Etken spesifik kültür

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