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CRE (Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae) Panel

Updated

12/2/2016

Other Names CRE PCR; KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM-1) in gram-negative bacilli; CRE Screen; Carba NP; IMB; VIM; SME; OXA-48 in Enterobacteriaceae
How to Order
Check the CRE box under “Miscellaneous”. Provide organism name in the space provided.​
Submit antibiotic susceptibility report with the specimen.
Availability

All clients

Methodology
Multiplex Real-Time PCR and Carba NP​ Test
Performed
Specimens are batched, regularly performed on Tuesdays and Fridays​
Time to Reporting
2 to 3 working days​ after receipt of specimen
CPT Code

87798 x 2, 87185



Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Actively growing isolates of E. coli, Klebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp., or other enterobacteriaceae species that meet the OHA CRE case definition.
Submit isolates on an agar slant or non-selective plate media.​
Optimal Volume

N/A​

Minimum Volume

N/A​

Handling
Seal plate or tube, place in biohazard transport bag; keep at ambient temperature. Do not freeze, avoid extreme heat.
Transport
Transport at ambient temperature​
Rejection Criteria
Mixed cultures.​
Specimens are subject to the requirements of the OSPHL Specimen Submission Policy and Criteria, available at: http://bit.ly/SpecimenCriteria. ​
Comments
For additional information or assistance, please contact the OSPHL at 503-693-4100.