VRE culture

Alphabetical Test listing

VRE culture-6550

  
VRE culture
  
6550
  
87081.7
  
VRE
  
Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus
  
  • Culture
  • Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.
  

Screen for Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus

  
Rectal, perirectal or miscellaneous source swab
  
  

ESwab standard tip collection kit (white)

  
Stool
  
  

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  

Swab:
Ambient - 24 hours

Stool:
Refrigerated - 24 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Interfering substances
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Preliminary: 1 day
Final: 2 days
  

Culture

  

No VRE (Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus) isolated

  

Infection and colonization of hospital patients with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is a problem due to the lack of antimicrobials for treatment of VRE infections and the possibility of transfer of the Van A and Van B resistance genes to other gram positive organisms, such as Staphylococcus aureus.

  
87081

Additional CPT codes (if appropriate):
87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID

This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory
  
11/30/2001
  
03/15/2021
  
02/24/2020