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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Sterile Container
VRE Screen
Stool
Alternative name(s)

Lab section Microbiology    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days 9daily)    
When reported
Daily    
   
Sunquest code:
VRESC
EPIC Code:
VRE CULTURE
   
Important notes: Submit stool in sterile jar. Specimen will be cultured for VRE only. No more than one specimen will be accepted per day. Positive cultures will not be repeated in less than one week.
Rejection criteria: Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen; more than one per day
Transportation notes: within 2 hr, RT
Specimen preparation: All specimens for Microbiology must be submitted ASAP to maximize bacterial yield.

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Last revised 09/11/2013