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Test Code KPNRP KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM) in Gram-Negative Bacilli, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Biohazard Infectious

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Varies


Shipping Instructions


1. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information.

2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.



Necessary Information


Organism identification and specimen source are required.



Specimen Required


The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC) or New Dehli metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) DNA is unlikely.

 

Supplies: Infectious Container, Large (T146)

Collection Container/Tube: Slant

Specimen Volume: Isolate

Collection Instructions:

1. Isolate the bacteria.

2. Bacterial organism must be in pure culture, actively growing. Do not submit mixed cultures.


Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred)
  Refrigerated 

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

CPT Code Information

87150 x2

Reject Due To

Other Agar plate, mixed cultures

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Using LightCycler with Amplified Product Detection Using Fluorescent Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Hybridization Probes

Forms

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