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Test ID MICR0038 Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) by nucleic acid detection

Container Type

Red top swab

Specimen type/Requirements

Culture swab

Stability

48 hours refrigerated

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Instructions

Submit a rectal specimen only.
Note the specimen source or collection site in the order.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily (Monday-Sunday)

Methodology

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

CPT

87500

Performing Lab

Microbiology Department Sanford Bismarck