Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

24 - 72 hours

MiChart Code
Viral Culture, Respiratory (Sendout)
Soft Order Code
VRE

Test Updated:

Synonyms

ARP
Antibiotic Resistance Precautions Screen
Resistant Organism Screen
VRE
VRE Screen
VANCO RES ENTEROCOCCI CULTURE

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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.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

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.

Collection Offsite

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.

ESwab
Normal Volume
5 mL stool or 1 Eswab transport
Minimum Volume
2 mL stool or 1 Eswab transport

Billing Information

CPT Code
87081
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.