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Carbapenem-Resistant Organism Culture
2011418
Ordering Recommendation

Use in screening for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae as recommended by CDC.

Mnemonic
MC CRO
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 7 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Rectal swab. Before submitting specimen(s), call (800) 242-2787, ext. 2248, to notify the Bacteriology Laboratory of the number of specimens being shipped and the date of shipment. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport swab in Eswab transport media (ARUP Supply #45877). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for carbapenem-resistant organisms.
Interpretive Data


Note
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2011418Culture, Carbapenem-Resistant Organism73834-4
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Aliases
  • carbapenem resistance
  • carbapenemase
  • CRAB
  • CRE
  • KPC
  • NDM
  • VIM