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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 (Lawson No. 6117712). 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.

See Molecular Specimen Collection Guide

Stability/Transport

Room Temperature 24 hours  
Refrigerated 5 days Preferred for Transport
Frozen N/A  

 

Performed Test Frequency

Monday-Sunday

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo-Molecular

CPT

87641