Infection screen Carbapenemase screen (rectal swab)

Sample type: Various

Test name: Infection screen Carbapenemase screen (rectal swab) a.k.a. CRE, XIN, Infection

Condition / Indication: Carbapenemase producing bacteria

Special precautions & notes: Nose / axilla / groin others as protocol. If multiple screens required (e.g. MRSA and PSE) request screen in ICE, print labels, then request second screen and print labels. Both labels can be attached to the same swab (e.g. nose swab).

Reference range: Not Applicable

Container: See Notes

Ideal volume (mL): n/a

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Microbiology

Turnaround time: 3 days

Further information: Swabs -Amies charcoal swab, CSU - Sterile Boricon (Olive green top) tube, Sputum and Fluids - Universal (white top)