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CRE Screen

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Screen for Carbapenamase producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Refer to IPAC Guidelines

http://ehpolicies.eh.local:90/index.aspx?itemDetails=3075&xText=cre&xType=ANY

Alternate names:
Carbapenamase Producing Enterobacteriaceae Screen, Carbapenamase Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Screen, CPE
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
CRE
Specimen types:
Faeces
Swab
Container types:
Faeces pot & Blue swab
Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)
Faeces pot & Blue swab
Collection Instructions:

Faeces is the preferred specimen. When not possible a rectal swab (with visible faeces on the swab)  AND an inguinal swab should be taken.

CPE Collection Guide

Microbiology Specimen Collection Guide

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2 days