Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) Culture


Sunquest Code:ESBLCX  
Epic Code:LAB8024Epic Name:ESBL Organism Culture
Methodology:Culture
CPT Code:87081
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are reported within 5 days.
Associated Links:

IDDL Stool Collection Container Guidelines, IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Feces
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Collection Instructions:Stool can be sent in a leakproof, sterile container, or transferred to Cary-Blair transport media (Para-Pak C&S).
Causes for Rejection:Rectal swabs. Stools in preservative.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No ESBL isolated
Use:Culture is performed on stool specimens from patients at risk of harboring Enterobacteriaceae that are non-susceptible to 3rd generation cephalosporins or ESBL-producing E. coli, K. pneumoniae and K. oxytoca, and is intended as an aid in the detection, identification of colonization and control of these bacteria in a healthcare setting. It is not intended to diagnose infection or to guide or monitor treatment for infections.


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