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Test Catalog

Test ID: OVSRP    
OXA-48-like (blaOXA-48-like) and VIM (blaVIM) Surveillance, PCR, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Advisory Information

This assay is for surveillance testing on perirectal/rectal/perianal/anal swabs or fecal specimens only. If testing isolates from culture, request OXVRP / OXA-48-like (blaOXA-48-like) and VIM (blaVIM) in Gram-Negative Bacilli, Molecular Detection, PCR.

 

Other mechanisms of carbapenem resistance, including other carbapenemase-types, porin mutations, or hyper-expression of drug efflux pumps may result in carbapenem resistance. These are not detected by this assay. If testing for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) or New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) is desired, order KNSRP / KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM) Surveillance, PCR, Varies.

Additional Testing Requirements

If testing for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) or New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) is also needed; also order KNSRP / KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM) Surveillance, 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 oxacillin-hydrolyzing beta-lactamase (OXA-48-like) or Verona integron-encoded metallo-beta-lactamase (VIM) DNA is unlikely.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-C and S Vial (T058)

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Perianal, perirectal, rectal, anal

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

 

Acceptable:

Supplies: Cary-Blair or Para-Pak C and S Vial (T058)

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

Collection Instructions: Collect fresh fecal specimen and submit 1 gram or 5 mL in container with transport medium.

Forms

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

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