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ID:871 MRSA Screening (Culture)
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DescriptionA screening test which looks specifically for the presence of Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This investigation is used for identifying MRSA colonisation as opposed to infection. Automated liquid culture is used with manual plate reading
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Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentMicrobiology
SampleSwab
TubeMRSA E Swab Pink
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Collection ConditionsNose, Groin and axilla swabs. Triple E- swab pack - Use pink swabs provided for axilla and groin sampling. Discharge material into liquid by rotating swab in tube and discard. Use the white swab for taking sample from nostrils. Immerse swab in liquid and break off into tube at point indicated and screw on lid. Swab tube must be received containing liquid medium and one white swab. Specimen will be rejected if: 1) No swab in tube 2) No liquid in tube 3) Viral Transport Media is used (Red top)
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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT3 days
IP Routine TAT3 days
GP Acute TAT3 days
GP Routine TAT3 days
Turnround CommentNegative results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : Dr M Denton. Review due on 01/12/2018 12:59:44. Published By K Roberts on 01/12/2017 12:59:44.