Enterobacterales, Carbapenem Resistant 


Enterobacterales - Carbapenem Resistant

DISEASE/DISORDER Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacterales 
METHODOLOGY MALDI-TOF,  PCR,  Antibiotic susceptibility testing, mCIM 
  • Isolate submission REQUIRED 
  • Include susceptibility test results, if available
ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation
  • None
Specimen Collection
  • Acceptable Specimen Sources/Type(s) for Submission 

-  Culture isolate non-susceptible to imipenem, ertapenem, meropenem, or                    doripenem.
-  Non-selective media  (i.e. TSA, Blood, Chocolate ) in screw capped tube

Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition.
Specimen Processing
  • None
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Store specimens at ambient temperature until shipment.
Specimen Transportation
  • Ship specimens at ambient temperature.
  • All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180). 
Specimen Acceptability and Rejection
  • Only pure cultures will be accepted for testing. Mixed cultures will be rejected.
  • Specimens that are mislabeled will be rejected.
  • Specimens that are broken in transit will be rejected.
  • Specimens received that do not meet the specimen requirements outlined in the Directory of Services or that deviate from the special instructions will not be acceptable for testing.
Testing Location
  • Nashville

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