Fluoroquinolone Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Culture 
Mnemonic C FRE
CPT 87081
Test Code  
Synonyms Transrectal biopsy screen, Prostate screen, Cipro resistant GNR
Test Includes Culture, including isolation and identification of Fluoroquinolone resistant Enterobacteriaceae and other Gram negative rods. Confirmation by susceptiblity testing (additional charges/CPT code[s] may apply).
Specimen Rectal swab
Container Bacterial Culture Swab
Special Instructions Screen patient up to 5 days prior to transrectal prostate biospy
Specimen Prep  
Storage Room Temperature
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp 48 hours
Stability Refrig  
Stability Frozen  
Methodology Culture
Rejection Criteria Inappropriate specimen, inappropriate transport device, delay in transport 
Reference Value Negative 
Performed/TAT Monday - Sunday        
Comments This test is used to identify colonization with gram-negative rods that are resistant to flouroquinolone antibiotics.