Screening specimens for VRE

Test investigation

Screening specimens for VRE

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Comments precautions

Culture Method: Collect before therapy CPE requires double headed swab for PCR

Storage conditions and sample stability

<12 Hrs/ 24Hrs Delays – refrigerate, broths store at room temp

Sample type

2 x rectal swab

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

2-7 days

If ukas accredited

NNUH