Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: July 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) 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
  • Sources other than nasal
    Cotton Swabs
    Samples exposed to excessive heat
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:
  • 87641
Interpretive Data:

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

This test does not provide susceptibility results.

MRSA DNA can be detected from non-viable organisms.
  • 3163 - MRSA SCREEN-PCR
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