KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM) Surveillance, PCR
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
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
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
E-swab (pink cap), calcium alginate swab, cotton-tipped swab, swab sent in gel transport medium, swab send in viral or universal transport medium
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Varies||Refrigerated (preferred)||7 days|