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Test Code SCVRES Culture Vancomycin Resistant Screen, LAB3197

Important Note

This test should only be ordered in conjunction with an Infection Prevention Consultation.

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimens:

Specimens other than Rectal Swabs for routine screening.


Unacceptable specimens:

Routine rectal screening identified by Infection Prevention


1.  Collect specimen as instructed by the Microbiology Lab.

2.  Maintain sterility and forward promptly

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No VRE isolated

Critical value: all positives

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday


Culture by Conventional Method to Specifically Isolate and Identify Enterococcus species that are resistant to Vancomycin.

Note: If VRE is detected, infection prevention will be notified and inpatients will be isolated.

Test Classification and CPT Coding