CRE Screen

Last Modified: 10/25/2021 3:19:38 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: Rectal swab using a Copan Liquid Stuart Culture Swab

Collection Instructions: Carefully insert both swab tips approximately 1 cm beyond the anal sphincter and rotate gently.  
Place the swab pair back into the original transport tube.
Collection Instruction Sheet
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:  
Rejection Criteria: Liquid Amies Culture Swab
Reference Range: Not Detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Clinical Significance: The assay is intended as an aid to infection control in the detection of carbapenem-non-susceptible bacteria that colonize patients in healthcare settings.  The assay is not intended to guide or monitor treatment for carbapenem-non-susceptible bacterial infections or to determine infection from carbapenem-non-susceptible bacteria
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 8 hours
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CRE
EPIC Test Code: LAB3175
Alternate Test Names: Carbapenem Resistance; Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae; CarbaR; Carba-R; CRE Screen, PCR; CRE Screening by PCR ; IMP; KPC; NDM; OXA48; VIM
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87798 x 5

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