Version 2.73

85501-5Carbapenem resistance blaVIM gene [Presence] by Molecular methodActive

Term Description

This term is used to report the carbapenemase resistance bla(VIM) gene, detected in various specimens, including rectal swabs and isolates. It was created for, but is not limited in use to, the GeneXpert Carba-R test kit.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP248277-8   Bacterial carbapenem resistance blaVIM gene
Verona integron-encoded metallo-β-lactamase (VIM) is part of a growing family of carbapenemases and includes at least 10 members. VIMs are one of the most common types of carbapenemases, with many variants in at least 23 species of Gram-negative bacilli from more than 40 regions of the world. [PMID:21449842] Studies have shown that a high percentage of patients with immunodeficiency and drug resistant nosocomial infections are infected with a VIM or IMP producing organism, particularly when the organism identified is Pseudomonas aeruginosa.[PMID:27563634] The two genes are often present together although they can also be present individually. Identifying the presence of these genes is important in monitoring drug resistance and determining the best antibiotic therapy methods. [PMID:28085553] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Bacterial carbapenem resistance blaVIM gene

Additional Names

Short Name
blaVIM Islt/Spm Ql
Display Name
Carbapenem resistance blaVIM gene Molgen Ql (Islt/Spec)
Consumer Name Alpha
Carbapenem resistance blaVIM gene

Example Answer List LL956-4

Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Detected LA11882-0
Not detected LA11883-8
Equivocal Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:42425007 Equivocal (qualifier value) LA11885-3
Inconclusive Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:419984006 Inconclusive (qualifier value) LA9663-1

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.61
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Change Reason
Updated System from "Anorectal/Isolate" and Method from "Probe.amp.tar" according to the new, more sustainable model for LOINC molecular resistance terms [Approved by LOINC Laboratory Committee in June 2018].
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
97324-8 Carbapenem resistant bacteria identification and resistance panel by Molecular genetics method
85502-3 Carbapenemase resistance genes panel by Molecular genetics method
93698-9 Gram negative bacterial resistance panel by Molecular genetics method
93407-5 Gram negative blood culture panel by NAA with probe detection in Positive blood culture
97608-4 Joint pathogens panel - Synovial fluid by NAA with non-probe detection
92958-8 Respiratory pathogens DNA and RNA panel - Lower respiratory specimen by NAA with non-probe detection

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
细菌碳青霉烯类耐药 blaVIM 基因:存在情况或阈值:时间点:分离株/标本:序数型:分子遗传学类实验室方法
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
bacteriële carbapenemresistentie blaVIM-gen:aanwezigheid:moment:isolaat of monster:ordinaal:moleculair genetisch onderzoek
fr-FRFrench (France)
Résistance bactérienne aux carbapénèmases blaVIM gène:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Isolat/échantillon:Qualitatif:Biologie moléculaire
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Bakterielle Carbapenem-Resistenz blaVIM-Gen:Nachweis oder Schwellenwert:Zeitpunkt:Isolat oder Probenmaterial:Ordinal:Molekulargenetisch
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Resistenza batterica ai carbapenemici, gene blaVIM:PrThr:Pt:Isolato/Campione:Ord:Molgen
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Gen blaVIM de resistencia a carbapenémicos bacterianos:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Aislado o espécimen:Ordinal:Genética molecular
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
gen bacteriano blaVIM resistente a carbapenem:PrThr:Punto temporal:Muestra aislada:Ord:Genética molecular

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