Active MRSA Surveillance Culture, Range Hospital and Clinics


Abbrev Code:AMSC   
Order Code:LAB5875Order Name:MRSA Culture (Range)
Synonyms:Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Methodology:MRSA Media
CPT Codes: 87077 x1, 87081 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed daily. Results reported within 24 hours.
Special Instructions:Performed on nares swab only. For other sources, see MRSA Culture.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Nasal Swab
Container:Microbiology containers
Collection Instructions:Collect as for bacterial culture. Use culturette swabs or sterile containers.
Causes for Rejection:Source other than nares


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 Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (Range)


Interpretive

Use:To determine the presence or absence of MRSA in a high risk population of patients based upon an organizational MRSA risk assessment.


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