ESBL Confirmation

The ESBL Confirmation test contains 1 test with 2 biomarkers.

Misleading medical information will be conveyed if extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producers are resported as sensitive when they are actually resistant. Strains of K. pneumoniae and E. coli and a few other genera of the family enterobacteriaceae that produce ESBLs may clinically be resistant to therapy with penicillins, cephalosporins, or aztreonam, despite apparent in vitro susceptibility to some of these agents if only routine susceptibility testing is performed.

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.



*Process times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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