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RBCGP
RAPID BLOOD CULTURE IDENTIFICATION (GRAM POSITIVE) – REFLEX TEST ONLY

Test Code RBCGP 
Test RAPID BLOOD CULTURE IDENTIFICATION (GRAM POSITIVE) – REFLEX TEST ONLY 
Methodology Verigene Multiplex Film Array 
Description To provide rapid identification of gram positive organisms growing in a blood culture, in advance of phenotypical identification and susceptibility testing. 
Specimen Positive blood culture demonstrating gram positive organisms by Gram stain 
Reference Values Detected” or “Not detected” for the analyzed targets. Organisms included in assay: Staphylococcus spp.; S. aureus; S. epidermidis; S. lugdunensis; Listeria spp.; Enterococcus faecalis; Enterococcus faecium; Streptococcus spp.; S. agalactiae; S. anginosus group; S. pneumoniae; S. pyogenes. Resistance markers included in assay: mecA; VanA; VanB.
Limitations:
*In mixed cultures containing gram positive bacteria and other organisms, the test may not identify all detectable organisms in the specimen, depending on the concentration of each target present.
*In mixed growth, the test does not specifically attribute van-mediated vancomycin resistance to either E. faecalis or E. faecium, or mecA methicillin resistance to either S. aureus or S. epidermidis. 
Analytic Time Within 3 hours of initial positive blood culture report 
Day(s) Test Set Up Sunday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 87149 x12