CRE Screen

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB3175
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CRE
Alternate Names
  • Carba-R
  • Carbapenem Resistance
  • Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
  • CarbaR
  • CRE Screen, PCR
  • CRE Screening by PCR
  • IMP
  • KPC
  • NDM
  • OXA48
  • VIM
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


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

Rectal swab using a Copan Liquid Stuart Culture Swab

Alternate Specimen

Copan (Cepheid) Liquid Stuart Peri-Rectal Swab

TransportAndStorage

 

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

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Not Detected


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


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Molecular Diagnostics
Turn Around Time

8 hours


Coding & Compliance

CDM

01428781


CPT Coding

87798 x 5