Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Nucleic Acid Amplified Test (NAAT) 
Mnemonic CRE NAAT
CPT 87998
Test Code 7000330
Synonyms CRE NAAT, KPC, NDM, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, New Dehli Metallo B-lactamase
Test Includes The detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) and New Delhi Metallo B-lactamase (NDM) genes from rectal swab specimens. Other carbapenem resistance markers (such as IMP, OXA, or VIM)are not detected by this test.
Specimen Rectal Swab
Container Bacterial culture swab with Liquid Stuart's or Amies Gel
Special Instructions  
Specimen Prep Insert swab into the anal canal approximately 1 inch, and moving side to side, sample the anal crypts. The presence of stool should be evident on the swab, however, it should not be abundant.
Storage Room Temperature
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp 7 days
Stability Refrig 7 days
Stability Frozen  
Methodology Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Rejection Criteria Stool specimen. Inappropriate collection device. 
Reference Value Negative 
Performed/TAT Monday - Sunday   24 hours