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Carbapenemase Gene Detection

Pre-Approval Required


Supplemental Information or Form

Bacterial Culture for Identification Form “LAB 446” is required for submission of samples.  Submitter’s identification required

Performed on Specimens from

Human source

Acceptable Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure isolate from the family Enterobacteriaceae.  Isolate must be resistant to third generation cephalosporins and intermediate or resistant to imipenem, doripenem, or meropenem

Minimum Volume Required


Storage & Preservation of Specimen Prior to Shipping

Store at ambient temperature

Transport Medium

Ship cultures on nonselective nutrient or similar agar in tubes with leak-proof screw cap closures.

Specimen Labeling

Test subject to CLIA regulations require two patient identifiers on the specimen container and the test requisition

Shipping Instructions which Include Specimen Handling Requirements

Ship at ambient temperature.

Test Methodology


Turnaround Time

2 weeks

Interferences & Limitations


Additional Information


MDL Points of Contact

Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases Section (510) 412-3796

Last modified on: 1/7/2015 1:58 PM