MRSA Culture Screen
- 87081 - QTY (1)
- Culture, MRSA
- Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus Culture
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
|Volume||Type||Container||Collect Temperature||Transport Temperature||Special Instructions|
|One||Swab(s)||Swab||Ambient||Any site accepted. Collect with dual swab BD CultureSwab collection device with Stuart's Transport Medium.|
Sun - Sat
MRSA and MSSA screening is also available by PCR (SAPCR) for faster turnaround time but is limited to nares specimens. An alternative culture order is SANSAL which detects colonization with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin susceptible S. aureus (MSSA).
This test detects colonization with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by culture. An overnight broth enrichment step is included. Insert a sterile swab into the nose until resistance is met at the level of the turbinates (approximately 1-2 cm into one nostril). Rotate the swab against the nasal mucosa for 3 sec. Apply slight pressure with a finger on the outside of the nose to ensure good contact between swab and inside of nose. Using the same swab, repeat for the other nostril. Samples from other anatomic sites may be submitted.
This test should not be used to diagnose and treat infections.
Negative for MRSA.