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Test ID: CARNP    
Carbapenemase Detection-Carba NP Test

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

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.

Specimen Type: Organism

Container/Tube: Slant           

Specimen Volume: Isolate

Collection Instructions:

1. Submit Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, or Acinetobacter species isolate in pure culture (ie, not mixed with other organisms), actively growing.

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

Additional Information:

1. Specimen source and organism identification are required.

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

Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Microbiology Request Form (Supply T244) with the specimen.

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Agar plate

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)
 Refrigerated