Enterococcus Faecium

Written by: Solaris Diagnostics

Enterococcus faecium is part of the normal flora in the human and animal intestines. It is a gram-positive bacterium that cause many infections in the urinary tract, wound infection, sepsis, intra-abdominal infection and blood flow infections. It can be transmitted through direct contact or indirect. It can be found on contaminated surfaces or contaminated hands of patients and healthcare workers. E. faecium also cause multi-drug resistant enterococcal infections in human because of gene transfer systems that makes it hardly accessible with antibiotic therapy. Bactericidal is the effective way to prevent enterococci.

Vancomycin resistance enterococcus (VRE) cause many symptoms such as increased swelling, tenderness or pain. Cloudy drainage, yellow or green pus, expanding redness or red streaking, fever, frequent or intense urges to urinate, pain or burning sensations while urinating, fatigue, and lower back or abdominal pain. This bacteria cause infection in UTI panel, Wound panel, and bloodstream. Solaris Diagnostics provides test results to all of these panels by using PCR and microbiology culturing.

At Solaris Diagnostics, our test panel uses Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to amplify selected sections of DNA for analysis. PCR is fast, producing results within hours, and highly sensitive, even capable of viral detection before the onset of disease. Now you can provide patients with the quickest and most accurate diagnosis possible from our high-complexity, CLIA accredited laboratory. Results are available with a turnaround time (TAT) of 24 hours from the time the sample is received in the laboratory.

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