Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 18, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus / Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA/MSSA) Screen by PCR

  • Nasal Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Nasal Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Only nasal samples acceptable
Rejection Criteria:
  • Specimen submitted frozen
  • Wood Swabs
  • Cotton Swabs
    Samples exposed to excessive heat
    Sources other than nasal
Stability:Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 5 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Automated Real-Time PCR by Cepheid GeneXpert
Performed:Sunday, Mon-Sat
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87640
  • 87641
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

This assay was performed by Cepheid GeneXpert PCR, which detects MRSA and MSSA DNA.

This test does not provide susceptibility results.

MRSA and MSSA DNA can be detected from non-viable organisms.
  • 3161 - MRSA
  • 3162 - MSSA
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