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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. Stool stored >2 hours at room temperature or stool stored >24 hours at 2-8C
Storage:
Ambient. Stool should be stored <2 hours at room temperature or stored <24 hours at 2-8C
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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