VRE SCREEN

Test Code
VRE

CPT Codes
87081

Preferred Specimen
SPECIMEN

Transport Container
SWAB
STERILE CUP


Transport Temperature
RT-48 HRS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
VRE SCREEN


Clinical Significance
Vancomycin resistance in enterococci (VRE) limits antimicrobial therapy. The VRE culture screen permits rapid detection of those patients who are infected or colonized with VRE. An increased risk of VRE infection has been associated with previous vancomycin therapy, severe underlying disease or immunosuppression, and intra-abdominal surgery.



Performing Laboratory
LMH -  Microbiology  x3758 or 3759
 



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.