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CRE PCR Screening (Qualitative)

Synonym(s):

CPE PCR, CP-CRE PCR, Carbapenemase PCR

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Rectal sample in single eSwab.

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Storage and Transport

​Despatch all samples to Diagnostic Bacteriology laboratory as soon as possible.

Method

​Commercial Real-Time PCR; Cepheid Xpert® Carba-R Assay

(Targets: KPC, NDM, OXA-48 like, IMP-1, VIM)

Test Results

​(Target) DNA Not Detected;

(Target) DNA Detected;

Inconclusive

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​4 - 24 hours

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

​Leaked samples will be rejected.

All types of swabs other than eSwabs will be rejected.

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