Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
To screen patients for Candida auris and determine when Contact Precautions is needed. THIS TEST REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM INFECTION PREVENTION (MICHIGAN MEDICINE) or LABORATORY (MLABS).
For positive samples, culture of the specimen will be performed. If C. auris is isolated, antimicrobial susceptibility will be performed.
No Candida auris detected.
This assay detects nucleic acids. A positive result does not guarantee that viable organism is present in the sample.
Please contact the MLabs Client Services Center at 800-862-7284 prior to sending specimen; test requires MLabs Microbiology Laboratory Director approval. See collection instructions below.