Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture Stool for Vanomycin-Resistant Enterococcus

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Feces- Preserve in a screw cap Cary-Blair vial. Do not exceed the fill line.
Rectal swab- Cary Blair tube with clear agar. leave the swab in the tube.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
72 hrs

Special Instructions
Routine stool culture screens for E coli 0157, Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Yersinia. VRE requires a separate order.

Ranges
No bacteria isolated

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