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CARBAPENEM RESISTANT ENTEROBACTERIACEAE (CRE) CULTURE

Synonym(s):

​Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, CRE Culture, CP-CRE Culture

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Rectal swab

Storage and Transport

Method

​Culture

Test Results

Presumptive result
"Organisms reported. Probable carbapenemase producer, please refer to Infection Control" ; "Presumptive negative for carbapenemase production. Awaiting final confirmation."

Final result
"Organisms reported. Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CP)" ; "Negative for carbapenemase production by phenotypic testing" ; "No carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae isolated"

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​3 - 7 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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