CARBAPENEMASE DETECTION, PHENOTYPIC

Specimen Required
Send one pure Enterobacteriaceae on slant, swab, or plate at appropriate temperature for the species.

Rejection Criteria
Mixed isolate, organisms other than enterobacteriaceae, nonviable organisms

Methodology
Modified Risk Diffusion

Stability
Room temperature: Varies with species and transport system; Refrigerated: Varies with species and transport system; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeCARDP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87184
LOINC Codes
Organism:   42803-7  
Carbapenemase Det, Pheno:   88462-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory