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Epic Code LAB238 Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Screen

Test Name Alias

VRE Screen | 197

Interface Order Alias

50064

Clinical Information

These sites are to detect carrier status. For sites other than those listed above, order Culture Wound w/o Gram Stain.

Icons & Photos

ESwab 

Collection Instructions

Specimen Type: Rectal and perianal swabs
Container/Tube: ESwab 

Collection Instructions: Indicate source of specimen. Specimen is unacceptable if received without fluid or swab in the transport tube.

  1. Open the peel pouch and remove the contents. Aseptically unscrew and remove the cap from the ESwab.

  2. Place the tube in a secure position so as not to allow the liquid to leak out of the tube.

  3. Remove the swab. Collect the patient's sample using the swab.

  4. Insert the swab back into the tube of liquid, all the way to the bottom of the tube.

  5. Holding the swab shaft close to the rim of the tube, break the applicator shaft at the color breakpoint indication line.

  6. Screw the cap on tightly to prevent leakage. Discard the broken handle of the shaft into an approved medical waste disposal container.

  7. Write the patient's information (Name and Date of Birth) on the tube or apply a label with patient’s information. Indicate source.

  8. Send specimen to the Laboratory.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 48 hours

Refrigerate: 48 hours

Laboratory Retention: 2 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, TAT 2 days.

Reference Range

No Vancomycin resistant enterococcus isolated

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Manual

CPT

87081

 

If identification is indicated, additional charges may follow.

CDM Code

4047077

Epic Test ID

1230101300

LOINC

VRE Screen: 13316-5

Beaker LOINC

VANCO RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCI SCREEN: 13316-5

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: VANCO RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCUS SCREEN
Beaker Display Name: Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Screen
BEAKER TEST NAME: VANCO RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCI SCREEN
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Vanco Resistant Enterococci Screen

Beaker Synonyms

VRE SCREEN

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: SWAB A (Preferred)-Ambient