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STOOL SCREEN FOR VANCOMYCIN-RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCI (VRE)

Synonym(s): Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Screening, VRE Screening

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Lab Section CategoryBacteriology/Mycology/Parasitology - Bacteria
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Specimen RequiredStool in screw-capped container (preferred) or rectal swab
MethodCulture
Test ResultEnterococcus faecium (VRE), Enterococcus faecalis (VRE);
No Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species isolated
Turnaround Time3 – 6 days
Day(s) Test Set upMonday – Saturday
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Last Modified Date :01 Dec 2011