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37129: Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE), Culture Print View
Source:      
Status      
VRE Culture: CULTURE  No VRE isolated   

PRIMARY
1 Stool Cary-Blair Media 1 (1) g   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Rectal swab Amies gel   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  

The VRE culture screen permits detection of those patients who are infected or colonized with VRE.

Collect in clean, dry container and then transfer a minimum
of 1 gram or 1 mL into a Cary-Blair stool culture transport
medium. Fluid level should reach line on vial.

If culture is positive, an identification will be performed
at an additional charge (CPT: 87077 or 87140 or 87147 or 87149).
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87081

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Ova and Parasite Para-Pak(R) transport system containing formalin and PVA; frozen of unpreserved stool; expired transport device. Transport temperature: Room temperature Transport Container: Cary-Blair transport medium or red or blue cap swab in Amies transport medium.






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