Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

To screen patients for CRE and determine when Contact Precautions is needed. THIS TEST REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM INFECTION PREVENTION (MICHIGAN MEDICINE or LABORATORY (MLABS).

Reference Range *

No Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolated.

Test Limitations

The culture will be screened for only carbapenemase-producing CRE. Testing for phenotypic CRE resistance requires consultation with the laboratory.

Test Details
Analytic Time

24 - 72 hours. Negative cultures reported after 24 hours.

Soft Order Code
CRESN
MiChart Code
CRE screen
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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.

Rejection Criteria
Specimen >48 hours old
Normal Volume
1 Eswab transport
Minimum Volume
1 Eswab transport
Storage Temperature
Refrigerated: Yes
Billing
CPT Code
87081
Fee Code
20234
NY State Approved
No