Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
Stool, Urine, G-tube site, Cath site
Specimen container, Eswab transport tube
0.5 mL (minimum - swab)
Cause for rejection:
Specimen sent on dry swab. Specimen sent in nonsterile container, no swab in transport tube.
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.
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
Culture for Vancomycin - resistant Enterococcus