To screen patients for CRE and determine when Contact Precautions is needed. THIS TEST REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM INFECTION PREVENTION (MICHIGAN MEDICINE or LABORATORY (MLABS).
No Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolated.
The culture will be screened for only carbapenemase-producing CRE. Testing for phenotypic CRE resistance requires consultation with the laboratory.
24 - 72 hours. Negative cultures reported after 24 hours.
Please contact the MLabs Client Services Center at 800-862-7284 prior to sending specimen; test requires MLabs Microbiology Laboratory Director approval. Collect rectal swab. Store at room temperature and send within 48 hours of collection. Indicate CRE screen on requisition.