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.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.