Screening samples for the detection of the main five Carbapenemase detection methods.
Automated liquid culture with digital imaging.
Rectal swabs should be sent for routine screening.
Hard to decolonise sites e.g. wound, device site should also be sent. If patient is known to have been ventilated on a critical care unit a sputum (if available) or throat swab should be sent. For catheterised patients send CSU.
Please indicate full demographic details as directed on ICE
|Tube||Copan pink single swab pack|
|Availability||Mon- Sun 8.30 - 5pm|
|Additional Information||Note requests for CPE detection on rectal swabs should be discussed with consultant Microbiologist before sending.
Contact Medical Microbiologist if PCR is needed, note dry swab is required if this test is approved
|Turn Around||2 days
|Send to||LGI Microbiology Department|
|IP Acute TAT||2 days|