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Test Code VRE VANCOMYCIN RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCUS (VRE), SCREEN, CULTURE

Additional Codes

Software Test Code
SoftID VRE
EPIC LAB10163

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Detecting Vancomycin-resistent enterococci

Significant isolates reflex to organism identification and antibiotic susceptibility test. Additional charges apply.

Method Name

Selective Culture for Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE)

Reference Values

Not applicable

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

4 Days

Specimen Type

Swab from Affected Area

Preferred Container

Culture Transport Media – Use small tip swab only if required (eye, nasopharynx, male urethra). A better sample is obtained with a larger swab. Usual sites: rectal or stool

Specimen Collection and Handling

1. Aseptically collect specimen from affected area.

2. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collector’s initials and specimen source.

TO PROCESS: Send at ambient temperature. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Specimen source is required on request form for processing. To detect other pathogens, also order a bacterial culture appropriate for the specimen source.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Swab from Affected Area

Room Temp: 24 Hours

Note: DESIRED STABILITY 24 HOURS

MAX STABILITY 48 hours

Add On Capable

Yes

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

87070 Culture, Bacterial, Any Other Source Except Urine, Blood, Stool, Aerobic with Isolation and Presumptive Identification of Isolates  
87077 Culture, Bacterial, Aerobic Isolate, Additional Methods Required for Definitive Identification, Each Isolate if Indicated
87186 Susceptibility Studies, Microdilution or Agar Dilution (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration [MIC] or Breakpoint), Each Multimicrobial, Per Plate if Indicated

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Sterile Container

LOINC Code Information

59150-3

Keywords

VANCOMYCIN RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCUS SCREEN (VRE)

VRE (VANCOMYCIN RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCUS SCREEN)

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories