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Test Catalog

Test ID: VRERP    
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Bacterial DNA is extracted from the specimen. Using the LightCycler instrument and fluorescent energy transfer probes, vanA and vanB genes responsible for vancomycin resistance in enterococci are detected directly from perianal swabs or fecal specimens.(Sloan LM, Uhl JR, Vetter EA, et al: Comparison of the Roche LightCycler vanA/vanB detection assay and culture for detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from perianal swabs. J Clin Microbiol 2004;42:2636-2643; Hefazi M, Damlaj M, Alkhateeb HB, et al: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus colonization and bloodstream infection: prevalence, risk factors, and the impact on early outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Transplant Infect Dis 2016 Sept 19;18(6):913-920 doi.org/10.1111/tid.12612)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

1 to 4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

3 days if received in swab transport media; 7 days if received in C and S Vial

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester