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Antibiotic Reference Laboratory

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Antibiotic Reference Laboratory

Lab location

Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua

Test name

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Organisms

Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium

Requested for surveillance

yes

Notice required

no

Routine turnaround time

6 working days for reference specimens

Sample 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

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