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Epic Test Code LAB234 Resistant Organism Screen (VRE/MRSA)

Performing Location(s)

MIB

Synonyms

MRSA screen, VRE screen

Specimen Type

Culture

Preferred Container

Sterile Container or eSwab

Alternate Container

eswab

Storage Requirements

Room Temperature

Transportation Needs

Room Temperature

Causes for Rejection

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Sample >72 hrs old

Days of Analysis

All

Additional Information

Contraindications:

Current or recent antimicrobial therapy may adversely effect the recovery of certain pathogenic organisms

 

Additional Information:

Specify source and organism of interest (MRSA or VRE)

See also MIBH Resistant Organism Rates (MRSA/VRE)

MRSA Carriage Clearance Algorithm

Available STAT

Yes

Reference Values

Population Units Reference Range
All populations none No resistant organisms isolated

 

Reflex Testing- Identification & Susceptibility

Organism identification and susceptibility studies are performed as appropriate, according to established protocols that have been approved by the Clinical Laboratory Director. Call Microbiology (547-3707) for details. There may be additional charges for these identification and susceptibility procedures

 

Reflex Testing Data

Methodology

Selective aerobic culture

CPT Code

87070

Last Updated

16-Jan-18