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Test ID: KNSRP    
KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM) Surveillance, PCR, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Advisory Information

This assay should be used for surveillance testing on perirectal/rectal swabs or fecal specimens. If testing isolates from culture, order KPNRP / KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM) in Gram-Negative Bacilli, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by KPC or NDM DNA is not likely.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-C and S Vial (T058)

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Perianal, perirectal, rectal

Collection Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium)

Specimen Volume: Swab

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Preserved feces

Container/Tube: Commercially available transport system specific for recovery of enteric pathogens from fecal specimens (15 mL of non-nutritive transport medium containing phenol red as a pH indicator, either Cary-Blair or Para-Pak C and S)

Specimen Volume: Representative portion of feces

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

See Specimen Required

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Swab E-swab, calcium alginate swab, cotton-tipped swab, swab sent in gel transport medium, swab sent in viral or universal transport medium

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days