MRSA Culture, Fairview Range and Grand Itasca only

Sunquest Code:MRSAC  
Epic Code:LAB3620Epic Name:Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus Cult
Synonyms:Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Test Includes:Culture for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day. Results are reported within 2-3 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Throat, nose, rectal, axilla. For other sites order wound culture and indicate site.
Container:Culturette swab (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Note: For nasal swabs, the PCR assay is preferred. See separate Lab Guide entry: Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin Resistant by PCR

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Microbiology  (Fairview Range - FRMC, Grand Itasca GICH)


Reference Range:No MRSA isolated.

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