Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Culture Only

CPT: 87081. CPT coding for microbiology and virology procedures often cannot be determined before culture is performed.
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • VRE, Culture Only

Use

Detect colonization of patients and staff in hospitals and nursing homes with vancomycin-resistant enterococci during an outbreak of nosocomial infection

Limitations

This test should not be used to establish diagnosis in case of infection.

Methodology

Culture and susceptibility

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Swab specimen of nares, axilla, torso, rectum, groin in bacterial transport; urine; stool

Volume

One swab from each site, urine culture transport filled to fill line, or fecal culture transport

Container

Bacterial swab transport, urine in urine culture transport, stool in fecal C&S transport vial

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Specimen received without proper identification; inappropriate specimen transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually more than 72 hours)

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
182360 Vancomycin-Resist Enterococcus 13316-5 182360 Vancomycin-Resist Enterococcus 13316-5
Reflex Table for Vancomycin-Resist Enterococcus
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080506 Result 080525 Result 1 6463-4
Reflex Table for Vancomycin-Resist Enterococcus
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080506 Result 080508 Result 2 6463-4
Reflex Table for Vancomycin-Resist Enterococcus
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080506 Result 080509 Result 3 6463-4
Reflex Table for Vancomycin-Resist Enterococcus
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080506 Result 080510 Result 4 6463-4
Reflex Table for Vancomycin-Resist Enterococcus
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080506 Result 080511 Antimicrobial Susceptibility 23658-8

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