Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Rectal Screen
Detect the presence of carbapenem-resistant or carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella spp and E coli from rectal specimens from patients in hospitals or long-term nursing care environments.
Additional Test Information:
Patients may be colonized with CRE or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae at a concentration that is not detectable by this method.
Rectal or perianal swab
Bacterial swab transport
Pass swab beyond anal sphincter, carefully rotate, and withdraw.
Maintain specimen at room temperature. Stability at room temperature: 48 hours
Specimen received without proper identification; inappropriate specimen transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy on test request label; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually >48 hours); expired transport device