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Screens (Multi Resistant Gram Negative bacilli)

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Rectal swabs, catheter urine, wounds if part of outbreak


Turnaround Time:

1-3 days

Culture for Gram negative bacilli including, Extended-beta-lactamase producers (ESBL) , Gram negative bacilli resistant to fluorquinolones and aminoglycosides (MRGNB) and Carbapenemase producers (CPE)

Other Comments:

Collection container (including preservatives): Pink topped Copan E swab,  (Plain container for urine). Please ensure that visible faecal material is present.

Special instructions - NB for all microbiology requests, relevant clinical data and details if recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided:

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature