Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase


Test Information

Test Name

Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase

Synonyms

ESBL

Department

Microbiology

Preferred Specimen

Rectal Swab

Testing Location

PLBOP

Clinical Update

View Clinical Update

Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Preparation

  • Refer to test reference manual
  • Swab can be shared with VRE screening
  • ESBL screens from the community are not funded

Processing Information

Registration Code

ESBL


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Contact Information

murray.robinson@pathlab.co.nz