Imperial Collage Healthcare

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)
  • carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)


Sample Required
Swabs in Amies transport medium


ransport/Storage
Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight


Turnaround Time
3 days


Notes

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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