Imperial Collage Healthcare

Cross infection screen

Clinical Indications
To screen for the following organisms:

  • multi-drug resistant coliforms
  • multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumanni
  • vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)
  • carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)

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.
Due to a recent change in the method used to detect carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, the laboratory is not currently accredited for this test. 

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