CRE Screen

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

CRE SCREEN

CPT CODE:

87081

TEST INFORMATION:

This is a screening test for carbapenemase producing gram negative bacilli.

DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

1 - 2 days

CONTAINER TYPE:

Copan Swab II

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Stool, rectal Swab or inguinal area skin swab if a rectal swab cannot be obtained

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Inappropriate specimen container or inappropriate source

MINIMUM VOLUME:

One swab

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, leave at room temperature.

REFERENCE RANGE:

SCEEEN NEGATIVE for carbapenemase production

METHODOLOGY:

Culture

LAST UPDATED:

12-17-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):KPC SCREEN