MRSA Screen

Description: 
The isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA
Synonyms or keywords: 
MRSA
Sample type and Volume required: 
Screen – 1 x Nose and 1 X groin/perineum swab in Amies transport medium.
Swabs received in the department by 17:30hrs will be processed the same day.
Turnaround time: 
Negative culture - 24hrs Positive culture (Identification and sensitivities) 2-3 days
Contacts:
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015