Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Screen (r/o VRE)

  • LIS Mnemonic: VS

    Collect

    Rectal specimens collected via double swab culture set

    *Rectal swabs are the ONLY ACCEPTABLE SPECIMENS for this screen.

    Volume Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Minimum Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens stable up to 2 hours after collection

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updated daily; final at 24 to 48 hours

CPT

87071

Methodology

Culture