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Description:

Confirmation of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus by PCR.

Test Category:
Molecular Detection
Pathogen:
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Illnesses and Diseases:
  • Bacterial endocarditis
Specimen:

Pure culture.

Collection Method:

N/A

Specimen Processing, Storage and Shipping:

Send cultures as growth on culture medium or in transport medium.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods:

Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.

For additional guidance on the transport of infectious substances in other languages, please click on the link below.

http://www.who.int/ihr/capacity-strengthening/infectious-substances/en/

Patient Criteria:

N/A

Accompanying Documentation:

Completed Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections Requisition.

Comments:

N/A

Methods and Interpretation of Results:

PCR is used to confirm presence or absence of VRE.  Results are compared to a known Standard.

Turnaround Time:

6 calendar days.

Contact:
Phone: (204) 789-5000
Fax: (204) 789-5020
References:
  1. Boyd, D.A., B.M. Willey, D. Fawcett, N. Gillani, and M.R. Mulvey. 2008. Molecular Characterization of Enterococcus faecalis N06-0364 with Low-Level Vancomycin Resistance Harboring a Novel D-Ala-D-Ser Gene Cluster, vanL. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 52:2667-72.
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