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Test Code 100 MRSA - Rapid Screen

Performing Laboratory

Eisenhower Medical Center

Department

Transfusion Services

Method

Transfusion Services: Molecular Biology

Specimen

Nasal

Specimen Containers

Swab (Copan-Transystem Sterile Transport Swab/Red cap w/two swabs attached); Special Collection kit

Collection Volume

0.1

Procedural Instructions

Please note:
1. Concomitant cultures are necessary to recover organisms if susceptibility testing or epidemiological typing is needed
2. This test can detect DNA from viable and non-viable organisms

3. This test is not intended to monitor treatment for MRSA infection

4. The result should be used as an adjunct to other methods available

Collection Instructions

PROCESS ASAP

Transport Requirements

Room Temperature

Stability Times and Temperature

1 Days at ROOMTEMP, 5 Days at REFRIGERATED

Reference Ranges

RAPID MRSA SCREEN
Gender: Both
Age Range: 0 – 999 Years
Normal Range: No MRSA DNA

Analyte

MRSA DNA