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Staph. aureus screen culture (pre-op)

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB6505

 

Synonyms: 

Pre-op screen, MSSA/MRSA screen

Methodology: 

Standard Culture Procedure

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

24 Hours to 48 hours

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect in Sterile swab or Eswab
Acceptable source: Nasal
Transport: Sample should be delivered to Microbiology within 2 hours of collection.

 

Reference Interval: 

No Growth of S.aureus

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

MRSA Screen [LRR18766]

MSSA Screen [LRR18769]

CPT Code(s): 

87081

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 12:03:49

Approved Date:

9/1/2017 11:53:48 AM