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Test ID: CARNP    
Carbapenemase Detection-Carba NP Test

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Confirmation of carbapenemase production from pure isolates of Enterobacteriaceae


The Carba NP test is more specific than and as sensitive as the carbapenemase-modified Hodge test. If an isolate is suspected to possess KPC or NDM carbapenemase (eg, due to local epidemiology), KPC and NDM PCR (KPNRP / KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM) in Gram-Negative Bacilli, Molecular Detection, PCR) may be preferred over the Carba NP test.

Additional Tests Lists test(s) that are always performed, at an additional charge, with the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CARNBCarbapenemase-Carba NP TestNoYes

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Colorimetric Detection of Carbapenem Hydrolysis

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Carbapenemase-Carba NP Test