VRE Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: VRE MIC2

Specimen Type: Stool, Urine, G-tube site, Cath site

Tube Type: Specimen container, Eswab transport tube

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL (minimum - swab)

Cause for rejection: Specimen sent on dry swab. Specimen sent in nonsterile container, no swab in transport tube.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: These specimens are cultured for Enterococcus sp. only! No other pathogens will be reported. Any Enterococcus isolated will be tested for sensitivity to Vancomycin. Orders must state specific site of specimen.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 48 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87081

Synonyms: Culture for Vancomycin - resistant Enterococcus

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