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Culture- Bacterial, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Screen

Components

Name Method Department Units
Culture, VRE Screen Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Miscellaneous specimen

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Dual culture swab system

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Comments

Specimen screened for colonization with vancomycin resistant Enterococcus only; not for diagnosis or treatment of an infectious process.

CPT Code

  • 87081