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VRE
CULTURE, BACTERIA, VRE SCREEN

Test Code VRE 
Test CULTURE, BACTERIA, VRE SCREEN 
Methodology Selective Culture for Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE). 
Description Significant isolates reflex to organism identification and antibiotic susceptibility test. Additional charges apply. 
Specimen 1. Aseptically collect specimen from affected area.
2. Submit specimen in a screw-capped, sterile container or swab in culture transport media tube.
3. Label container with patientís name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collectorís initials and specimen source.
4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
NOTE:
1. SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
2. To detect other pathogens, also order a bacterial culture appropriate for the specimen source. 
Reference Values Not applicable 
Analytic Time 4 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 87070  Culture, bacteria
87077  Bacterial identification, if indicated
87181  Antibiotic susceptibility (gradient strip), per antibiotic tested, if indicated
87184  Antibiotic susceptibility (disc method), if indicated
87186  Antibiotic susceptibility (MIC), if indicated