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MRSA Screen Culture

SIM

40095 

CPT

87081 

Synonyms

MRSA Screen 

Specimen Type

Anterior nasal swab 

Container

 

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

1 culturette swab

Additional Information

This test is used to detect nasal colonization.
It is  not intended to diagnosis disease state or guide therapy.

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

Process Swab within 48hrs after collection 

Rejection Criteria

Exceeded stability, Improper labeling or identification

Reference Range

No MRSA Isolated

Critical Value

MRSA Isolated ( Notification required for all new cases) 

Test Includes

Detection of Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus 

Methodology

Selective and Differential Chromogenic Culture Media 

Testing Frequency

Daily 

LCA

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/31/2018

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