Jun 28, 2017




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Culture, VRE

Culture, VRE (HCSURVC) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Culture, VRE

Test Name: Culture, VRE

Health Link Test Code: HCSURVC

LIS Test Code: SURVC

CPT Code(s): 87081; Additional CPT codes may be added for processing, identification, and susceptibility testing.

Methodology: Culture

Clinical Information:

Detect presence of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus

Days Performed: Daily.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: Preliminary report: 1 day. Final report: 2 days minimum.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: See collection instructions.

Collection Instructions:

Collect stool or a rectal swab. Only VRE will be identified if present.

Stability Ambient:

2 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

24 hours

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: See collection instructions.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.


Negative for vancomycin resistant Enterococcus

Interpretation Type: Expected Results