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Test ID: Carbapenem-resistant Organism (CRO) PCR - XPERT

Test Name:
Carbapenem-resistant Organism (CRO) PCR - XPERT
Test Code:
Specialised Test:
Turnaround Time:
1-2 days
Test Schedule:
Test Type:
Single Test
Additional Test Note:

Targets: KPC, NDM, VIM, IMP-1 and OXA-48, OXA-181 & OXA-232

Diagnostic Significance of testing Carbapenemase in CRE by PCR: Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is the bacteria that is non-susceptible to carbapenem antimicrobials and/ OR are documented to produce Carbapenemase (CP) via mobile genetic elements, thus known as CP-CRE (Ref: CDC Guidelines). The multi-drug resistant organisms such as CP-CRE have serious patient safety and treatment implications due to the limited therapeutic options available. Their propensity for spread further underscores the importance of rapid and active detection of CP gene.


Sample Requirement:

Rectal swab (Single eSwab with Amies media)

Fasting Requirement:
Clinical Molecular
Parkway Laboratory Services
Last Update:
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