Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 14, 2019 @ 10:13 am

3160

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

Specimen:Collect:
  • Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
Submit:
  • 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
Methodology:
  • 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.
Components:
  • 3161 - MRSA
  • 3162 - MSSA
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