Test:

Antibiotic Resistance Confirmation Test

 
  Synonym:  
  Method:

Varies

 
  Availability:

Monday - Friday by 0900

 
  Specimen:

Actively growing isolated organism in pure culture

 
  Collection Device:

Organism on agar slant

 
  Volume:  
  Storage/Transport:

Ambient; ship in NPHL Triple Packvia NPHL ground courier or Federal Express (call 402-559-2440 or 866-290-1406 for NPHL courier pickup)

 
  Unacceptable:

Nonviable organism, mixed culture, leaking container

 
  Specimen Stability:

Stable at ambient

 
  Reference Interval:  
  Reportable Disease:  
  Comments:

Sties submitting specimens for testing must be approved by the Epidemiology Program at DHHS Regulation and Licensure. Please call NPHL for clarification at 402-559-2440 or 866-290-1406. A Special Microbiology Requisition or NPHL Web Order must accompany specimens. Indicate source of organism, identification test results, susceptibility testing results, and any other pertinent information. Isolates may be requested for confirmation of VRE, MRSA, ESBL, VRSA, and VISA by the Nebraska State Epidemiology Program.

 
  Revised: 7/13/2011