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Beta-lactamase or carbapenemase resistance mechanisms are tested by PCR.
- 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.
Gram positive organisms may include but are not limited to: B. fragilis.
PCR based method. Results are compared to known standards.
6 calendar days.
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