|Values are valid only on day of printing.|
The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by KPC or NDM DNA is not likely.
Specimen source is required.
Submit only 1 of the following specimens:
Specimen Type: Perianal, perirectal, rectal
Collection Container/Tube: Culture transport swab
Specimen Volume: Swab
Specimen Type: Preserved Stool
Container/Tube: Commercially available transport system specific for recovery of enteric pathogens from fecal specimens (15 mL of non-nutritive transport medium containing phenol red as a pH indicator, either Cary-Blair or Para-Pak C and S)
Specimen Volume: Representative portion of stool
E-swab (pink cap), calcium alginate swab, cotton-tipped swab, swab sent in gel transport medium, swab send in viral or universal transport medium
|Varies||Refrigerated (preferred)||7 days|