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Test ID: KPNRP    
KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM) in Gram-Negative Bacilli, Molecular Detection, 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 Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC) or New Dehli metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) DNA is unlikely.


Collection Container/Tube: Slant

Specimen Volume: Isolate

Collection Instructions:

1. Isolate infecting bacteria.

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

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

Additional Information:

1. Organism identification and specimen source are required.

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

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Request Form (T244) (

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected








Agar Plate, mixed cultures

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)