Culture results used for infection control measures particularly if patient has been in 'at risk' environments eg. overseas hospitals, North Island hospital or LTCF in the previous 12 months
Microbiology - Bacteriology
Faeces sample or Rectal swab (with visible faecal matter)
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
Immediate transport to laboratory or store at room temperature
ESBL Screen - Culture using chromogenic agar, bacterial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility screening.
VRE Screen - Selective broth enrichment followed by culture using chromogenic agar, bacterial identification and antimicrobial susceptibily screening.
CRE Screen - Culture using Chromogenic agar, Bacterial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility screening.
$16.12 (Exclusive of GST)
Note: MRSA screening information can be found under the MRSA test.