KPC (blaKPC) and NDM (blaNDM) in Gram-Negative Bacilli, Molecular Detection, PCR
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information.
Organism identification and specimen source are required.
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.
Supplies: Infectious Container, Large (T146)
Collection Container/Tube: Slant
Specimen Volume: Isolate
1. Isolate the bacteria.
2. Bacterial organism must be in pure culture, actively growing. Do not submit mixed cultures.
3. Place specimen in a large infectious container (T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.
If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).
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.