VRE Screen by Culture
Label Mnemonic: VREEPI
Epic Lab Code: LAB2247
Downtime Form: A-1a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
Microbiology/Molecular Infectious Disease
BT 6004
356-2591
Specimen(s):
Perirectal Swab
Collection Medium:
ESwab Collection & Transport System
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Comments:
ESwab available from Hospital Stores (74541).

Culture is a screen for Vancomycin Resistant E. Faecium and/or E. Faecalis.
Test Limitations:
This test is performed on perirectal swabs only.
CPT Code:
87081