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Test ID NBLD0394 METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS NASAL SCREEN

AKA

MRSA Screen,
MRSA

Specimen Type/Requirements

Collect specimen using dual swab in liquid Stuart medium. Insert both swabs into nostril about 1-2 cm and rotate 5 times while applying pressure on the outside of the nose. Using the same swabs, repeat for the second nostril.

Transport Temperature

Transport at room temperature if arrival is expected within 24 hours, otherwise refrigerate (2-8 °C).

Performed Test Frequency

Daily

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction

CPT

87641

Storage On Site

2-8 °C

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo