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Klebsiella species PCR test.
- Urinary tract infection
Send cultures as growth on culture medium or in transport medium.
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Completed Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections Requisition.
The organism(s) should have been identified as a putative Klebsiella pneumoniae or Klebsiella oxytoca by the submitting laboratory. This test will specifically identify K. pneumoniae pneumoniae, K. variicola, K. quasipneumoniae, and K. oxytoca.
PCR based method. Results compared to known standards.
6 calendar days.
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