Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria Culture

Abbrev Code:CROCX   
Order Code:LAB8162Order Name:Carbapenem Resistant Bacterial Culture
Synonyms:Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae; Carbapenem Resistance; Carbapenemase
Methodology:Culture/identification. Identification and confirmation performed when indicated.
CPT Codes: 87081 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are reported within 5 days.
Special Instructions:Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:See Collection Instructions
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:Stools in preservative.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Unpreserved stool: 4 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Stool in Cary-Blair transport media: 24 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory   (UMMC East Bank)


Reference Range:Culture negative for carbapenem-resistant organisms.
Use:Culture is for patients at risk of harboring organisms that are carbapenem non-susceptible 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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