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Test Name: Culture, VRE

Test Code(s): SURVC / HCSURVC

CPT Code(s): 87081; Additional CPT codes may be added for processing, identification, and susceptibility testing.

Methodology: Culture

Clinical Significance: Detect presence of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus

Days Performed: Daily.

Turnaround Time: Stat: Not available stat.
Routine: Preliminary report: 24 hours. Final report: Negative cultures 48 hours. Reports on specimens from which suspicious colonies are seen may require additional time for completion.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: See collection instructions.

Collection Instructions: Collect stool or a rectal swab. Only VRE will be identified if present.

Sample Analyzed: See collection instructions.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Microbiology (B4/231) within 2 hours of collection.

Stability: Ambient: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: Not acceptable


Expected Results:

Negative for vancomycin resistant Enterococcus

Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus

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