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Confirmation of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus by PCR.
- Bacterial endocarditis
Send cultures as growth on culture medium or in transport medium.
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Completed Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections Requisition.
PCR is used to confirm presence or absence of VRE. Results are compared to a known Standard.
6 calendar days.
- 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.