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VRE Rectal Screen  

SIM

40095 

CPT

87081 

Synonyms

Enterococcal Screen, Rectal Screen, VRE 

Specimen Type

Rectal Swab 

Container

BD Culture Swab Plus

Collection Instructions

Room Temp

Volume

1 Culturette swab

Additional Information

Stool specimen not acceptable

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

>24hr- Refrigerate 

Rejection Criteria

Improperly collected or Improperly labeled specimen

Reference Range

Culture Negative for VRE

Critical Value

Notification required for all Positive Screens 

Test Includes

Isolation for Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci 

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

2/13/2018

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