vanA, vanB, vanC, vanD, vanE, vanG, vanN gene PCR

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Antibiotic Reference Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name vanA, vanB, vanC, vanD, vanE, vanG, vanN gene PCR
Organisms Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required no
Routine turnaround time 6 working days for reference specimens
Culture requirements Pure culture
Media requirements A slope of any medium that supports the growth of the organism
Pre-transport requirements Ambient temperature
Transport requirements Ambient temperature
Unacceptable sample types Clinical specimens will not be accepted.
How results reported The results will state if and which van gene was detected
Referral link Form


Identification of the van gene type by PCR.

The test is appropriate for E. faecalis and E. faecium isolates that demonstrate vancomycin and/or teicoplanin resistance in antimicrobial susceptibility tests to confirm vancomycin resistance and identify the resistance genotype.