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Cross infection screen

Lab Code : XINCUL

Clinical Indications
To screen for the following organisms:

  • multi-drug resistant coliforms
  • multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumanni
  • vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)

  • Sample Required
    Swabs in Amies transport medium

    Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight

    Turnaround Time
    3 days

    Samples may be referred to Public Health England for further investigation.

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