Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

To screen patients for VRE and determine when Contact Precautions is needed.

Reference Range *

No Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) isolated.

Test Limitations

The culture will be screened for only VRE.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

24 - 72 hours

Soft Order Code
VRE
MiChart Code
Viral Culture, Respiratory (Sendout)
Synonyms
  • ARP
  • Antibiotic Resistance Precautions Screen
  • Resistant Organism Screen
  • VRE
  • VRE Screen
  • VANCO RES ENTEROCOCCI CULTURE
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect fresh random stool, rectal swab, or open wound present longer than 2 weeks. Add stool specimen to stool culture transport until liquid reaches fill line; emulsify specimen thoroughly in transport fluid. Store at room temperature and send stool in stool culture transport or swab in aerobic transport within 48 hours of collection. Indicate VRE screen on requisition.

Rejection Criteria
Specimen >48 hours old
Normal Volume
5 mL stool or 1 Eswab transport
Minimum Volume
2 mL stool or 1 Eswab transport
Storage Temperature
Ambient: Yes
Refrigerated: Yes
Frozen: No
Billing
CPT Code
87081
Fee Code
32387
NY State Approved
No